You Say Bollocks. I Say Bollix. Let’s….

… turn the BBC off? Yes, I know, Tap readers do not do BBC. My point as always is it is taxpayer money and we could have a better national broadcasting and information service than we do. I live in hope…

Assad Bad. Israel Good. This was basically the theme of a BBC show last night and an excuse to post Jonny Freegingeland. I suspect there’s a better name for him, but it does for now. I listened to BBC Question Time via BBC R5 Live. Labour MP Barry Gardiner, recently caught on a recording using the B-word ‘expletive’, did indeed talk bollocks last night whether inferring Assad is a bad guy who ultimately needs removing, but with parliamentary agreement of course, or going on and on about anti-Semolinaism.

It was a love fest for demonising Assad and decrying anyone who detests Semolina; a specific form of racism of which apparently much of the country is culpable.

Oh how a Vanessa Beeley or Gilad Atzmon on the panel would have enlivened proceedings and contributed toward a more balanced and informed discussion.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09zg78h
Presenter David Dimbleby
Participants: Jo Johnson, Barry Gardiner, Nicola Horlick, Jonathan Freedland, Kate Andrews
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09zg78h/question-time-2018-12042018

Jonathan Freedland went on and on about both subjects too. This article gives you a good idea of his thought process:
Jonathan Freedland says Jews are canaries:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/30/antisemitism-jews-canary-coalmine-fake-news

“It’s hard to take seriously the outrage of the Mail or Telegraph when both have reached for the antisemitic dog whistle in the recent past, attacking Ralph Miliband or George Soros using the familiar old codes.

For the key prompts in the current controversy – a mural showing hooked-nosed Jews counting money, and Holocaust denial posts from a would-be Labour councillor – have nothing whatsoever to do with Israel.”

I am so bored of this knee-jerk reaction toward victim mode every time the question of e.g. the founders of the Federal Reserve might be inquired about.

During the programme, Freedland went onto to say of Syria:

“… we cannot give a free pass to Assad who has used chemical weapons and killed more or less 500,000 people, as he has in the last 7 years…
… there are some voices, including Syrian opposition, yes military action, but not the kind Donald Trump has in mind, but a very precise approach which says each time he kills civilians , then the response is to deprive him of a strategic specific asset whether it’s an airfield of command centre”

On semolina he commented:

“Labour doesn’t exist just to reflect society but to change society… medieval themes such as Rothschild’s and bankers and the secret power in the world… Jeremy Corbyn and the left need to address that specific anti-Semitic problem…”

So, you can condemn Russia and or President Assad out of hand without substantial evidence, but woe betide anyone who might inquire into the history of fractional reserve banking or any critical analysis of Israel.

They did ask Barry about his bollocks comment. He handled it easily enough.
Labour says MP backs its Brexit policy despite ‘bollocks’ comments
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/10/labour-minister-barry-gardiner-sorry-good-friday-agreement-shibboleth

Before the programme, BBC 5 Live’s Adrian Chiles speculated whether Dumblebey or the panel would actually say the phonetics that are bollocks. How does this twit Adrian Chiles gets paid by the taxpayer to host this show boggles the mind, but never mind…
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09ygz2b
The best put-downs, comebacks and David Dimbleby’s ties from the BBC’s biggest debate with Adrian Chiles and special guests. Join in. Text 85058 at your standard message rate.

David Dumblebey did say bollocks as did a couple of the others. I tend to think of Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown trilogy and the word bollix. Either way, it’s an excuse to post Bollocks Johnson talking to Ritual Blah…

 

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