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Friday, April 23, 2010

BBC - All The News That Isn't Really News At All

I hate to admit it but I'm having to watch Channel News Asia (Media Corp, a "state" owned business, run by the company run by the incompetent one's wife) to get any idea of what is going on in Bangkok at the moment.  Grenades by Patpong, OMG!  3 dead and 70 injured...

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For months now we've been watching the Beeb's news service on TV morphing / degenerating /evolving into yet another Lifestyle and Documentary Channel. And 40% of what's scintillating across the LCD screen are just timeouts and ads for their other lifestyle dross.  It's not scintillating, it's just hopeless. 

Oh no, a documentary on plastic furniture has just started on CNA... Do'h!

Change to BBC - a "news item" about rich Indian people and their high-powered boats ... "The Hub" - what the fuck?  AND it's 50% sport bullshit - currently; which is the world's [Europe's] richest football [soccer] club?  BBC? Elitist? No way!  How much am I paying at home for this crap? 

I just want a channel that, whenever I turn it on, tells me what current disaster (natural or man-made) is destroying in the world... is that so hard, for crying out loud?

Sigh.

E@L

8 comments:

Anthony said...

Well that channel is/was called Al-Jezeera and it's just been banned in Singapore...oops that's not correct, SingTel are just refusing to carry it anymore in favour of some Russian News show instead.

expat@large said...

It was what you said about this the other night that got me started on this way of thinking...

Anthony said...

I said something intelligent and thought provoking???

...I must have been drunk.

expat@large said...

Or I was drunk when I heard it...

marke said...

Gee, what's wrong with CNN?

Just kidding -

Al-Jezeera was like a breath of fresh air, showing that the whole world does not revolve around the US and their "news" reports focused almost exclusively on their fake economy.

My poor old Mum looked aghast when I told her it was the only news worth watching any more. I'm sure she thought the next stage was me praying 5 times a day.

scott said...

Watch this space Phil, the ABC are about to launch their own 24 hour news channel. Obviously the likes of fox news here as well are the commercial networks are squealing like stuck pigs at the thought. But it a reality about to happen, so I would presume it will get broadcast internationally to help fund the thing.
TV here is actually picking up some breadth now that we have 15 free to air channels.

expat@large said...

Scott: interesting! I hope that it doen't turn into a lifestyle channel! My god today here in Macau I was forced to choose between Austrlian soaps and soccer. I went down and got another internet card instead!

knobby said...

yet another reminder to myself why i don't have a tv!

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