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03.07.12

Bill Gates Pays the BBC, Gets Coverage From the BBC

Posted in Bill Gates at 3:13 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The BBC is no longer independent and it shows

BILL GATES WAS seen paying the BBC at least twice last year (tens of millions of pounds), turning the BBC to part of the controlled press — that which deceives the public for rich people. Gates has been buying consent through other press outlets for quite some time now. According to a Gates watcher, a new BBC report “indicates the mainstream media is poised to take a more critical tack examining the nature of philanthropy and global health. As a journalist, I admit that most of our stories tend to be focused on describing the plight of the poor — or the presumed noble intentions of rich philanthropists.” If one checks who those stories are published by, it is companies that are owned by extremely affluent people, so this is not so shocking. But the BBC was supposed to be independent; it’s not.

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3 Comments

  1. salparadise said,

    March 7, 2012 at 4:05 am

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    The BBC reported the Raspberry Pi computer as “having no software installed on it – you have to write your own”. Several minutes devoted to the start up on the flagship morning news program and the word “Linux” was not heard once. The slant of the story was “this is for hardcore geeks as it doesn’t come with any software”. To give them credit, they covered it again on the evening news, and a company employee mentioned “Debian Linux” but the BBC didn’t bother to ask what that meant.
    To those who are aware of what the news has become – the whole story was biased rubbish. Designed to make people not really want one, to put them off if possible.
    One wonders how long it will be before schools start asking for “the Windows version” (as this was how MS derailed the netbook phenomenon, by encouraging people to think of them as small laptops and “why don’t they behave like one, why can’t I install MS compatible crapware?”).

    It’s not just tech news, it’s the same with political news.

    The BBC is not to be trusted.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Some people still trust what the BBC claims (remember what they said when BBC expanded to North America), so we need to arouse the critical skills.

  2. salparadise said,

    March 7, 2012 at 5:12 am

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    we need to arouse the critical skills

    Couldn’t agree more.
    Although, Douglas Adams’s quote about “attacking an asylum armed only with a banana” springs to mind.

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