Monday, November 27, 2006

The mainstream media, the internet and conspiracies.

The mainstream media is worried about the internet.

In the UK, Michael Grade is leaving the BBC and moving to ITV, to try to help ITV gain market share.

How successful was Grade when he was chairman of the BBC?

"The BBC's share of the national TV audience slipped last year with teenagers switching off in 'disproportionately large numbers, the corporation said in its annual report for 2005-06."

"Grade's task is to stop the 16-34 age group switching over from ITV... to the internet..." ITV's big play, or just more pantomime?

The internet? What is it that attracts young people to the internet?
You Tube Guide Episode 17 (Hosted by Jesari)


Kosher Conspiracy?

Peter Wilby is no longer editor of the UK New Statesman. Why?

Is it because he criticised Israel?

New Statesman Editorial, 18th March, 2002 :

"As for the Jewish claim to biblical lands, it makes no more sense to the Arab mind than an Italian claim to establish a Roman state along the length of the A5 would to the British. Indeed, it never made much sense to European minds either, given that they would happily have settled for a Jewish homeland in Uganda or Siberia, if they had thought it practicable."

One New Statesman cover showed the star of David at the heart of the Union Jack, and had the title, 'Kosher Conspiracy.'


The Spectator magazine had an article suggesting that 9 11 was an inside-job.

The Spectator's editor Boris Johnson found his private life exposed.

He was sacked as the Conservative party's vice chairman and arts spokesman.

He is no longer editor of The Spectator.


The Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan criticised the war in Iraq. He was sacked.


The BBC sacked journalist Andrew Gilligan after he suggested that a government document on Iraq had been 'sexed up'.


on 29th January 1987, Alasdair Milne, the BBC Director General was removed. He had allowed the BBC to critcise the government.


A study by Cardiff University media analysts found that the BBC "displayed the most pro-war agenda of any [British] broadcaster."

The BBC's Andrew Marr proclaimed Tony Blair had "been proved conclusively right" as Baghdad fell to the "coalition" forces.

"It would be entirely ungracious", said Marr, "not to acknowledge that tonight he stands as a larger man and a stronger prime minister as a result" (BBC 1, News At Ten, April 9, 2003).


Recent top names at the BBC? Michael Grade, Jenny Abramsky, Alan Yentob...


How can the oligarchs stop people switching to the internet? They can try to take it over.


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