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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by kangatika (U15295664) on Wednesday, 18th July 2012

    A few years ago, the BBC was accused of being anglocentric or even not having a policy to eradicate anglocentrism from eg guests on its programs. They were accused of reflecting many English peoples faulty distinction between UK/Britain/England and the other Home Countries. To many English = British.
    It used to be that the English did not understand why eg Andy Murray could be Scottish, British and NOT English as well . I think they are improving their perception of this now and will get there eventually.
    John Inverdale, however, is stubornly Anglocentric and should be either sacked or given remediation by BBC training staff.

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  • Message 2

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    Posted by thedogcody (U14659366) on Wednesday, 18th July 2012

    You are going to have to provide evidence of this rather than make a general accusation.

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  • Message 3

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    Posted by kangatika (U15295664) on Wednesday, 18th July 2012

    I am stating in general that I am less aware of any flagrant Anglocentrism now cf 2 or 3 years ago. No "evidence" required.
    John Inverdale seems happy to ONLY speak about England rugby games and seems not to care.

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    Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Wednesday, 18th July 2012

    Just this past Saturday someone started a thread to suggest just the opposite.

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    During any given year this message board sees a 8 or 10 threads that suggests that the BBC is biased to England while ingnoring the rest of the UK.

    And 8 or 10 threads that suggest the other end of the spectrum, that the BBC is conspiring to strip England of its identity by trying too hard to pander to the rest of the UK - mostly by use of more slang, regional presenters and most definately regional accents.

    I guess this all becomes a wash and shows a certain balance.

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    Posted by thedogcody (U14659366) on Wednesday, 18th July 2012

    You made an accusation and am at a loss to know what you mean-but you cannot back up your accusation with any concrete evidence just a generalisation.

    I am not being confrontational here but you are going too need more than that to back up your argument.

    Is he ONLY present at English rugby games?

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    Posted by BBC auto-messages (U294) on Wednesday, 18th July 2012

    Editorial Note: This conversation has been moved from 'BBC Television ' to 'The BBC'.

    Not about a specific TV programme, so moving to general BBC area

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Wednesday, 18th July 2012

    A few years ago, the BBC was accused of being anglocentric or even not having a policy to eradicate anglocentrism from eg guests on its programs. They were accused of reflecting many English peoples faulty distinction between UK/Britain/England and the other Home Countries. To many English = British.
    It used to be that the English did not understand why eg Andy Murray could be Scottish, British and NOT English as well . I think they are improving their perception of this now and will get there eventually.
    John Inverdale, however, is stubornly Anglocentric and should be either sacked or given remediation by BBC training staff. 

    Yes, I think you should explain more too.

    At the moment your post just appears to be a rather offensive comment about an individual. Please explain your comment -

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by Smilie Minogue (U8747614) on Wednesday, 18th July 2012

    Leaving John Inverdale aside...

    I agree with the OP. In my opinion, BBC news has certainly improved and is now, as far as government policies/legislation/laws etc are concerned, making the distinction between the devolved nations.

    I've probably not explained it very well, but I know what I mean! smiley - biggrin

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by kangatika (U15295664) on Thursday, 19th July 2012

    I have watched JI over many years and have observed on many occasions that he adopts the partisan position of being an England supporter rather than an impartial BBC commentator. He does it on ALL the occasions on which he should be even-handed. I cite "all of his input" as "evidence". Watch him and you will see I am correct. Ask him and I don't think even he could deny it.

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 19th July 2012

    I have watched JI over many years and have observed on many occasions that he adopts the partisan position of being an England supporter rather than an impartial BBC commentator. He does it on ALL the occasions on which he should be even-handed. I cite "all of his input" as "evidence". Watch him and you will see I am correct. Ask him and I don't think even he could deny it. 
    It's not against BBC Policy for presenters to show personal support for British sports teams.

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    Posted by kangatika (U15295664) on Thursday, 19th July 2012

    Bill McLaren was a great Scotland supporter but was so fair and even-handed that the others felt well treated and loved him. J I you are no Bill McLaren.
    Ask him what he truly thinks of Andy Murray. I detect negativity to the awkward fact that he is Scottish.

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    Posted by thedogcody (U14659366) on Thursday, 19th July 2012

    Bill McLaren was a great Scotland supporter but was so fair and even-handed that the others felt well treated and loved him. J I you are no Bill McLaren.
    Ask him what he truly thinks of Andy Murray. I detect negativity to the awkward fact that he is Scottish. 
    This is going nowhere-it is just something you think you have noticed and who is going to ask him?

    This discussion is absolutely pointless

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by kangatika (U15295664) on Thursday, 19th July 2012

    Bill McLaren was a great Scotland supporter but was so fair and even-handed that the others felt well treated and loved him. J I you are no Bill McLaren.
    Ask him what he truly thinks of Andy Murray. I detect negativity to the awkward fact that he is Scottish. 
    This is going nowhere-it is just something you think you have noticed and who is going to ask him?

    This discussion is absolutely pointless 
    Most posts are based on what we think we've noticed and our opinions . Your's isn't Opinions are by definition subjective. You are trying to censor mine.

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  • Message 14

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    Posted by thedogcody (U14659366) on Thursday, 19th July 2012

    Bill McLaren was a great Scotland supporter but was so fair and even-handed that the others felt well treated and loved him. J I you are no Bill McLaren.
    Ask him what he truly thinks of Andy Murray. I detect negativity to the awkward fact that he is Scottish. 
    This is going nowhere-it is just something you think you have noticed and who is going to ask him?

    This discussion is absolutely pointless 
    Most posts are based on what we think we've noticed and our opinions . Your's isn't Opinions are by definition subjective. You are trying to censor mine. 
    I am not-how can I censor your opinion?-please explain that one.

    Your point or accusation is unproven.

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  • Message 15

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Tuesday, 23rd October 2012

    Rinse and repeat.

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