Posts Tagged ‘Evan Davis’

The Spartacus Blog on the Tories’ Control of the BBC

March 13, 2016

There’s a piece over at the Spartacus Blog entitled ‘History of How the Tory Party Controls the BBC’. This describes how the links of the Tory party with the BBC, and how it has tried to curb left-wing influence, since Waldron Smithers, the Tory MP for Orpington, in 1947 tried to set up an anti-Communist witch hunt similar to McCarthy’s in the US. He was also concerned about whether Commies were also taking over the Beeb.

It then moves on to discuss the number of BBC news presenters and reporters, who have gone to work for or support the Tories, like Nick Robinson, Thea Rogers, Andrew Neil, Craig Oliver, Guto Harri, Will Walden, Jeremy Paxman, and Evan Davis.

http://spartacus-educational.com/spartacus-blogURL71.htm

This is of real importance, because of all the channels, the Beeb has been shown to be most biased towards the Tories in its news coverage by academics. And it has been particularly critical of Jeremy Corbyn. This gives some indication of how far the Tory influence goes. In addition, the Tories are also threatening to privatise the BBC, which probably also isn’t helping matters.

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BAP’s Newsmen and Women and the War in Iraq

January 29, 2015

Tom Easton in his ‘Tittle-Tattle’ column in Lobster 45 describes the various members of the British-American Project and their involvement in the preparations for the invasion of Iraq and its propaganda. The British-American Project for the Successor Generation was an initiative launched by Ronald Reagan to cultivate leading politicians, industrialists and journalists. In the US, BAP is sponsored by the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. The school’s dean until George Dubya stole the American election, was Paul Wolfowitz. In Britain it receives taxpayer’s money through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Amongst the very senior political and industrial leaders it counts as members, are a number of journalists, newspaper editors and broadcasters. They include the Time’s journos Mary Ann Sieghart and Bronwen Maddox; the Sunday Times’ Martin Ivens; Charles Moore, formerly editor of the Telegraph and now editor of the Times, and Alice Thomson, also of the Torygraph.

At the BBC, BAP’s members included Radio 4’s Jim Naughtie, Evan Davis, Andrew Whyte, Margaret Hill and Paxo. Their connections to BAP may well explain the Right-wing bias in their reporting and the assumption that there is no alternative to austerity and the free market.