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1 researchok  Tue, Jun 26, 2012 4:29:12pm

The BBC isn't what it used to be- and hasn't been for a long time.

They give the Murdoch tabloids a real run for title of 'most likely to deliberately fudge the truth'.

2 alinuxguru  Tue, Jun 26, 2012 5:50:17pm

re: #1 researchok

The BBC isn't what it used to be- and hasn't been for a long time..

When exactly was the BBC what it used to be? Was that during George Orwell's time on the BBC where he found so much inspiration for his dystopian universes or .... ?

3 researchok  Tue, Jun 26, 2012 6:14:44pm

The BBC was never perfect, but it was a lot more reliable than it is now. It had a far better reputation that it has now.

4 Bob Levin  Tue, Jun 26, 2012 9:11:29pm

Just compare their specials on WWII, one completed in 1975, narrated by Olivier, and the series completed in 2010. Day and night.

5 Bob Levin  Tue, Jun 26, 2012 9:25:38pm

I don't think Orwell found such inspiration at the BBC. He was there for a short time, and was concerned with literary matters. Animal Farm is without a doubt based on the Bolshevik Revolution, while 1984 could be about any tyranny. Both the Russian show trials and the disappearance of Trotsky could easily have inspired the propoganda techniques of the Ministry--which are heavy handed.

The touch of the BBC, however, is light as a feather--and wafer thin.


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