23 Feb 2016

And Then, The Fog Of Information...

A typically foggy morning from the ‘fair and balanced BBC’ I see. You see also? And old news by the time we read this together.

They, the BBC and others, started off the day with speak and print stuff basically saying, ‘Leaving the European Union would threaten jobs and put the UK's economy at risk, leaders of some of Britain's biggest companies have said.’

Owing to the power of the flow of free information, this later had to be amended to ‘a third of some of Britain's biggest companies’. As dumb as I be, that says to me that two thirds of Britain’s biggest companies haven’t said nothing about it. Surprisingly, by midday, they were having to state this simple fact but maintained the scary warning as the ‘top’ bit.

If the BBC, and others, were true to charters of informing impartially, surely the piece should’ve been reported along the lines that only one third of the leading FTSE companies, when asked, had signed a letter composed by a civil serpent and okayed by the Prime Mincer, stating we’ll be doomed if ‘we’ leave the EU-Be-Doo. By the way Dave, the words ‘feet’ and ‘shooting’ spring to mind?

Anyhoo, If the news relies on sensational headlines, should not the top spot have been that two thirds of FTSE companies declined to sign a letter written by a civil serpent under the direction of the Divine Cummerbund? Wrong message, obviously. It must be absolutely twisting BBC bods off finding that a guy and the majority of a political party they loath with every fibre of their bodies are, as are they, in love with the EU. I believe that’s called a news broadcasting conundrum.

It’s also interesting to note that civil serpents have been instructed not to do anything to ‘help’ the ‘leave’ lads. Don’t you love it? Democracy in action. The head civil serpent is obviously following orders – don’t they all? –  nevertheless, in the unlikely event he’s also a guest at the next wine and cheesy nibbles party I’m at, and I’m introduced to him, I’ll happily disgrace myself in polite company by punching his lights out. 

Whatever the outcome of the upcoming referendum-a-do-dad, without a doubt, this will be the last planet I kiss.

Quote;  Friedrich Nietzsche.

“I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”

       Winston S. Churchill.

“The British nation is unique in this respect: they are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.”


A K Haart said...

Of course the ‘fair and balanced BBC’ forgot to mention that many FTSE companies probably like the freedom to employ people from Poland and Romania because they are... er... cheap.

Mac said...

A K Haart,
This is very true. Let's remember the government plans to make in-work benefits less attractave in an attempt to stem the flow. However, let's also remember the 'minimum wage' is about to be greatly increased which will probably offset any benefits 'cuts'. Seems like a plan.