Thursday, 14 October 2010

Chilean Mine Rescue : BBC Fail

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.

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Ampers said...

It's the Unions, mate! Ask Red Ed.

Oldrightie said...

Not only that one pair of BBC goons exuded mutual loathing doing their "interviewing" of each other crap.

Anonymous said...

I've not paid them a penny in over a decade.

It's so simple that you'd have to be an idiot not to. Treat TV Licensing as you would any other company selling you a product you're really not interested in - ignore their letters, close the door to their salesmen, don't hand over any cash.

Their scary talk is all bluster, and their "enforcement officers" are salesmen paid by commision. You have no legal responsibility to answer any of their communications, let alone allow them into your property. Detector vans are a myth -the only way they can get a conviction is if you're stupid enough to sign a confession after inviting them in.

Fuck TV Licensing. Fuck Capita. Fuck the BBC.

GrumpyOldTwat said...

"<span>stop giving them money, don't pay telly tax, council tax, income tax" < starve the beast!</span>

AnthonyS said...

Speaking of the vomit-inducing crap that is the BBC:

Someone is taking the fucking piss...

... and a t-shirt to boot:

GrumpyOldTwat said...

What the fuck!
Have now posted on it so we can all rip them a new arsehole ... thanks for the heads up ;)