Paul Coletti of the BBC’s Blogworld site interviewed me via webcam a few days ago, and the video is now up: BBC - Blogworld - Best International Blogs: USA: Charles Johnson.
Here’s another excellent video by ‘potholer54’ on the latest wildly overblown climate change denial claims; this one deals with the BBC’s interview with Phil Jones, and the absurd distortions touted by the Daily Mail and uncritically parroted by a host of right wing bloggers.
Timeless words of wisdom from BBC comedian Harry Enfield.
Here’s the kind of brain food you don’t usually get from US media; the BBC’s The Intelligence Squared Debate, in a five-part YouTube playlist.
The motion: “Is the Catholic church a force for good in the world?”
Speaking for the motion, Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Anne Widdencombe MP.
Speaking against the motion, Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry.
One of the common talking points of people who try to make excuses for European fascist parties like the Belgian Vlaams Belang is that they can’t be fascist, because they’re pro-Israel. Some of these groups even have Jewish members, to give themselves extra ideological protection.
But the British National Party’s “legal director” couldn’t resist gloating a little bit over Nick Griffin’s appearance on the BBC’s “Question Time,” and in taking a shot at UK blog Harry’s Place, Lee John Barnes’s mask came all the way off: ‘Show respect or reap what you sow when we are in power’ BNP bigwig warns Jews.
ONE of Nick Griffin’s most trusted lieutenants sparked fresh outrage last night after he warned British Jews to “show respect” or “reap what you sow when we are in power”.
Lee John Barnes, the BNP’s legal director, produced the outburst as he debated Mr Griffin’s appearance on Question Time.
While Mr Griffin tried to claim his party had ditched its anti-Semitic past, his inept sidekick exposed its true colours on an anti-extremist website. Goading opponents that the BNP had won a massive propaganda coup, he aimed his threats at lawyer David Toube who runs Harry’s Place, the website which campaigns against the BNP and Islamic extremism.
When Mr Toube, one of Britain’s most prominent Jews, told Mr Barnes, 43, not to get “too smug”, the BNP man replied: “That’s fine. Just remember though, ‘You will reap what you sow’.
“The way you treat us now is how we shall treat you in the future. The example you set us is the example we will follow when we are in power.
“The many different pressure points are beginning to converge towards a ‘tipping point’, a moment of political equilibrium when revolutionary social and political change occurs.”
He added: “Best you show us some respect, some day you will want us to respect you.”
Now there’s a nice concise example of the fascist mindset in all its dubious glory.
Wow. If this is true, Britain may have a bigger problem with racial issues than the United States does: One in Five Britons Consider Voting BNP, Telegraph Poll Says.
Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) — One in five Britons would consider voting for the whites-only British National Party, a YouGov poll for the Daily Telegraph said, two days after BNP leader Nick Griffin appeared in a British Broadcasting Corp. debate.
About 22 percent of voters would “seriously consider” voting for the party in a future local, national or European election, the Telegraph said, citing the poll. The BNP, which bars all except “indigenous Caucasian” people from membership, gained its first two European Parliament seats in June.
A classic remix of BNP leader Nick Griffin’s appearance on the BBC’s “Question Time.”
Also see Harry’s Place for white supremacist David Duke’s reaction to Griffin’s pathetic attempt to distance himself from Duke: David Duke: Griffin was ‘transparently dishonest’ on Question Time.
The appearance of fascist BNP leader Nick Griffin on the BBC’s “Question Time” program is not going over well with some of the people who pay to subsidize the BBC — in other words, the British public. About 25 protesters stormed security and broke into the grounds of the BBC’s Television Centre earlier today: Protests ahead of BNP appearance.
If you have any lurking clown-related phobias, this video clip from the new BBC series Psychoville is definitely not going to help.
The BBC still does documentaries like no one else. This special hosted by David Attenborough for the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday is beautifully produced and filmed, and actually informative as well. It’s posted in six parts at YouTube:
(Hat tip: Jimmah.)