What They Don’t Talk About on the BBC

by Dr Mark Shaw

I watched BBC Question Time on the TV on Thursday then listened to Radio 4’s Any Questions the following Saturday (27th March). I could not believe what I was not hearing. Not to worry, I thought,  just ring in to Any Answers immediately following. Having got through to a call handler, I described my astonishment that, in the debate on vaccine passports, the single most important view (concerning medical ethics), had not been discussed. I explained that I would like to talk with the presenter (Anita Anand) about this glaring omission and that, if not able to do so myself, would be happy if at least one person was invited to air that view in the 45 minute programme. The lady acknowledged this and asked me to stand by for the duration of the programme in case I was invited. Almost the whole of ‘Any Answers’ was devoted to the vaccine debate but I didn’t receive a call and no one else had been allowed on, for even a minute (out of around three hours of airtime over the three programmes), to bring up a matter that the public so rightly deserved to hear.

The issue I refer to is that the Government, by not immediately outlawing vaccination passports, is implicitly coercing the public into being vaccinated regardless of their individual risk of suffering from the effects of catching Covid. This issue was brought up passionately in Parliament recently by two politicians (Sir Desmond Swayne and Steve Baker) but got scant, if any, media coverage. The subject becomes more significant as the programme of completely unethical blanket vaccination is offered (without properly informed consent) to an increasingly younger population. For the vast majority of those that catch Covid it is nothing more than a mild irritant and, for every 1000 people under 50, virtually none will die. The under-50s are less likely to die from Covid than they would be from an accident or injury in a typical year.

So the question has to be – “How can the BBC get away with pumping out the exact Government Covid line when it comes to lockdowns and vaccination?”

In the dental clinic it was my duty (of care) to present risks accurately so that patients could make informed treatment decisions. My experience also tells me that the public sometimes prefer not to be offered this informed choice but instead to allow a person in position of responsibility to simply prescribe a treatment on trust.

The BBC has a similar duty of care with regard to health reporting and should present relative risks proportionately. The public might be too trusting in the BBC and MSM for their own good as polls show the average Briton massively overestimates the risk of dying from Covid. Recently, the BBC has reported that ethnic minorities and some of the more socially deprived communities have been much more reluctant to be vaccinated. The BBC has (very disrespectfully in my opinion) implied that these groups need to be better educated and more savvy. Isn’t it more likely that these communities have more reason to be distrustful of Government and are therefore being more cautious?

Polls show that the hard-earned trust the BBC used to enjoy is rapidly slipping away. Surely, there must be some in the BBC who feel very uncomfortable with the current state of affairs? Would any (either past or present) BBC employees be willing to come out (in person or anonymously) and expose what is going on?

In the meantime, to restore balance and perspective, the BBC could debate (among many topics) the following:

  • The scandalous failure and cost of NHS Track and Trace and the serious inaccuracies of the PCR and lateral flow tests upon which lockdown strategy were/are based.
    Why broadcasters have not been reporting over the years how lethal and devastating flu is and how serious its post-viral effects are; and that flu kills far more young people than Covid.
  • Why the BBC is not reporting projections of the non-Covid death toll resulting from lockdown.
  • While I believe informed adults should be able to choose to smoke, why are reporters not drawing attention to the fact that, despite a global annual death toll around three times that of Covid, the Government does not ban tobacco use to “save lives” and “protect the NHS”?
  • Why has the BBC given so little time to discussing lockdown alternatives, the lack of evidence of the effectiveness of lockdowns and mask wearing, the HART Report (“COVID-19: An overview of the evidence”), and the enormous influence and control that SAGE has in Government policy making.
  • Why, in discussing the pros and cons of this particular vaccine rollout, has the BBC submitted nothing but the ‘pros’ and virtually nothing of the risks?
  • Why has there been no comprehensive investigative journalism into the scientific and healthcare authorities that prevent their employees from speaking openly about the effects lockdowns are having on their institutions, their patients and themselves?

Unfortunately the BBC will need to air these issues and stats every hour of the day for the next 12 months to make up for the biased Covid reporting of the last year. But, as Mark Twain said, it is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.

Dr Mark Shaw is a retired dentist.



5 Responses to “What They Don’t Talk About on the BBC”

  1. ian says:

    Dr Mark Shaw is obviously well intentioned, and well educated/indoctrinated into the pre Covid UK system. He speaks highly of the BBC, who’s reputation he claims is disappearing fast. His impression of this is possibly caused by the fact, that this is the first issue that he’s been able to see through, because I can assure him, that nothing has changed as far as the BBC is concerned. It is and has always been, the propaganda wing of the British government which serves a master other than the British people. Appealing to the BBC or for that matter the British government, or the legal system will get you at best a vague stock reply.
    Our options have gone, we will within ten years or less, be either dead, or living in a Chinese social credit scored, Hunger Games existence where dissent will see you extremely limited in your ability to live a life, at best, and at worst, a visit to a quarry. The people doing these things, absolutely hate and despise us. We are to be culled like cockroaches, and any left, will be kept like slaves, by the people who always had slaves. The self proclaimed elite.

    • ian says:

      I might add, that writing to your MP won’t fix it and the waking process of critical numbers, is taking too long. We have a very narrow window left, and we are against the Stockholm syndromed masses too.

      • Alan Vaughn says:

        I have prostate cancer and am booked into hospital for a 4 hour long, radical prostatectomy operation on April 28th (that’s a little over 3 weeks from now).
        I live in regional Queensland, Australia and earlier this week about 4 new ‘cases’ of the fake, so-called ‘deadly pandemic’ were discovered from PCR false positives, in 4 perfectly healthy adults, somewhere near Brisbane and in one regional centre hundreds of miles north.
        The ENTIRE State of QLD was immediately locked down for 3 days with all the usual draconian ‘precautions’ including mandatory slave muzzles for all.
        Prior to this new ‘isolated outbreak’ discovered on Monday, the muzzles were never mandated, or even advised – until last Monday, things appeared almost normal (not a slave muzzle seen anywhere where I live).
        Now of course it’s a real-life scene from The Zombie Apocalypse with unrecognizable neighbours and acquaintances, all masked like prized idiots, everywhere!
        I refused and still do refuse to wear the muzzle.
        Anyway, the State Premier: Annastacia Palaszczuk (pron: “Pale of shit”), lifted the restrictions a few hours short of the announced 3 days, at midday yesterday (April 01), EXCEPT for the facemask mandate! That was extended a further 15 days. She announced that it would also end on April 15, providing no ‘new cases’ are found anywhere in the state, between now and April 15.
        (It appears obvious to me that this gives them more time to test and detect more ‘new cases’ to give them more fake reasons to continue to keep everyone enslaved and wearing their symbolic slave muzzles, indefinitely.
        This is how they gently break the gullible masses in to their diabolical ‘new normal’ existence which I refuse to accept.
        I’m probably the only person in this Godforsaken town that does.
        It’s hopeless and I’ve had enough of it all. It’s only destined to become MUCH worse: The compliant masked morons here (my neighbours) have no idea what’s going on and know nothing about our small group of defiant rebels who know what this whole agenda is all about, but look upon us as nut-jobs for daring to question any of it..

        As I said above, I have prostate cancer. The hospital rang me yesterday afternoon to re-confirm my booking for the operation planned for April 28.
        I confirmed to the lady administrator that it would still go ahead as planned, but then I asked her if the slave muzzle mandate would still be in force at the end of April, she said it won’t be after April 15, but if any new ‘cases’ are found it would continue for another 15 days and would only stop if they can run a whole 15 consecutive days of intensive daily testing with zero detected ‘cases’.
        (IOW: f**king hopeless. We’re now officially prisoners of the tyrannical state, along with Victoria & NSW).

        I told her that I will NEVER wear the mask and if it’s a requirement to wear the hideous thing to enter and be treated in the hospital, I will not comply and you will therefore need to CANCEL my operation.
        I then told her I’d rather die than live as a slave at the mercy of brain-dead female QLD Premier Palaszczuk, or PM Snott Morrison, or any of these lying traitors in any government.
        Told her I am not a slave to anyone, not even when I’m a patient in hospital. She laughed, obviously thinking I was kidding, until I angrily assured her, I am deadly serious.

      • Alan Vaughn says:

        Sorry I meant Pail of shit.
        Always get caught by that classic homophone. ?

      • ian says:

        Bite the bullet Alan. Go to hospital undercover, dressed as a masked zombie. Whatever you wear, you are not one of them. Get yourself sorted. We need you here. In addition, you may pick up insider knowledge, and be able to educate some. You are not letting the side down, you’re going undercover.