Over the last couple of days, many of us have been following the epic coverage detailing the amazing rescue of the 33 chilean miners who were trapped below ground for almost 70 days. A heart warming example of how so many different people were able to pull together to ensure a successful outcome for all concerned. No expense was spared by the Chilean government who must be applauded for the way that it conducted the whole affair with dignity and efficiency.
However, it appears that the BBC weren't too slow about sparing their expenses either when it came to providing wall-to-wall coverage of the event. More than 25 BBC staff were dispatched to the Chile for the event. Compare that to the 9 personnel from Sky News, who also provided 24 hour coverage, and the 6 staff sent by ITVNews.
On the positive side though, it appears that the BBC TV licence fee payers actually only paid for 20 of the assorted journos and hangers-on. Oooo..... goody-fucking-gum drops, that's alright then! Err, perhaps not, the remaining BBC staff were funded by ... wait for it ..... the Foreign and Commonwealth office. Oh, for fuck's sake, so even if you don't pay for a TV licence you will still end up paying for the bloated BBC via your government tax contributions.
Twenty five! Twenty-fucking-five!
Christ on a trike .... it only took 16 personnel to carry out the entire rescue!
The bloated BBC ..... surely it's time to put the cash hemorrhaging beast onto a strict diet, once and for all, and abolish the TV licence fee. Failing that .... withhold your telly tax, I've been doing it for years, and then finally the Bloated Bias Craporation will have to venture out into the big wide world and feed it's own fat belly and those of their equally engorged executives.