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Host Host | 11:19 UK time, Friday, 10 November 2006

Guardian: Jeremy Vine to present revamped Panorama (Link)

Daily Mail: Foreign secretary criticises broadcasters for interviewing extremist Muslims (No link)

Daily Telegraph: I won't bow to 'poppy fascists', says Channel 4's Jon Snow (Link)

Daily Telegraph: Head of MI5 says life is not as simple as Spooks (Link)

Independent: Obituary for BBC Radio Norfolk's John Taylor - "widely acknowledged to be the oldest presenter working in local radio". (Link)


  • 1.
  • At 11:39 AM on 10 Nov 2006,
  • Sam wrote:

With reference to the interviewing of extremist muslims i have to agree that it serves little purpose or if it did it is a extreme show of bias towards what exactly i'm not entirely sure.

When was the last time the BBC interviewed a far right nazi extremist? They are equally non representative of the general white public view to muslim extemists who do not represent the general muslim view.

So there is clearly some sort of bias the question is what are the BBC supporting? You like giving a voice to muslim extremists? Do you agree with them?

  • 2.
  • At 12:09 PM on 10 Nov 2006,
  • Seurat wrote:

What Panorama does not need is a 'celebrity' presenter.

I suppose the aim is to reduce it to the level of Watchdog, with a prime time slot and half hour running time.

What is it about serious programming that scares the beeb? I mean, comedians on Question Time, The Daily Politics, This Week, 6 & 10 o'clock news etc etc. Are there any BBC programmes left not filled with puns and gimmicks?

The foreign Secretary as the Daily Mail claimed, is actually right to cry at the publicity that most broadcasters give to Islamic terrorist groups. I think the BBC gives a lot of Publicity to Islamic terrorists. For example the BBC refuses to call the wicked Terrorists in Iraq their rightful names.

The BBC tends to always want to find justifications for Islamic Terror. The theory of the BBC is that, Muslim become terrorist because of British foreign policies in Iraq and her alignment with that of the US.

Whether it is true, which I doubt, why can't Muslims get annoy about the occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco or criticize Sudan for killing fellow Muslims in Darfur?

All I know is that, Islamic terrorists chose when they want to get angry and not the contrary.

  • 4.
  • At 04:36 PM on 10 Nov 2006,
  • Mark wrote:

Good for you Jon Snow. I think it only fitting that the nation which had a "War of the Roses" should be the one to host the "War of the Poppies." This is far more than just a tempest in a teapot. The honour and principles which the entire British Empire rests upon are at issue. Carry on.

  • 5.
  • At 06:42 PM on 19 Oct 2007,
  • David Bryan wrote:

BBC, will you please run an article BBC 1 evening news on the Vulcan bombers return to flight on 18th October 2007. This is extremely big news in the aviation world, and appears to have been missed/overlooked by the national news.

The aircraft is probably more popular than the Red Arrows and desperately needs the publicity to attarcat a sponsor.

Please do your bit, it will be greatly appreciated by many !

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