Like an abused partner, the BBC still trails tearfully after Mr Trump

by Rashmee

Posted on January 22, 2021


The BBC was at it on Inauguration Day. Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day. ‘Newsnight’, the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme, flew Emily Maitlis into Washington, D.C. There, Ms Maitlis, a forensic interviewer, sat in a blue coat and matching scarf and spoke to the following people on Mr Biden’s Inauguration Day: ** Dwight … Continue reading “Like an abused partner, the BBC still trails tearfully after Mr Trump”

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#Paradise Papers Did you believe BBC World Service guff that British Queen wasn’t avoiding tax?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 7, 2017


  Ever since the leak of the Paradise Papers, the BBC has been dutifully parroting the following about the British Queen, Elizabeth II: She invested millions of pounds in offshore tax havens but her intention was not to avoid paying tax. No one should be particularly surprised by the BBC’s formulaic rendering. It is, after … Continue reading “#Paradise Papers Did you believe BBC World Service guff that British Queen wasn’t avoiding tax?”

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BBC’s dive into royal deference over Prince Philip story betrays UK hankering for past importance

by Rashmee

Posted on May 6, 2017


Anyone but a diehard monarchist would have to be in a state of shock over Britain’s hyped coverage of the “retirement” from royal duties of Prince Philip. That’s the 95-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, by the way. The hysteria was on a scale that suggested Prince Philip had been a fixture on our television … Continue reading “BBC’s dive into royal deference over Prince Philip story betrays UK hankering for past importance”

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Hey BBC’s Peter Bowes, Zsa Zsa Gabor was definitely not ‘the original It girl’

by Rashmee

Posted on December 19, 2016


It was Zsa Zsa Gabor’s death that brought me up against an uncomfortable truth. The BBC, my old employer and personal gold standard for accuracy, context and impartiality, isn’t quite what it used to be anymore. There was Peter Bowes offering from Los Angeles, a short bio of Gabor and assuring the millions who listen … Continue reading “Hey BBC’s Peter Bowes, Zsa Zsa Gabor was definitely not ‘the original It girl’”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK