The worlds gone crazy, surely, BBC once respected for a perceived honesty, is in my view, no more honest or objective than the Murdoch press, in fact probably less so, populated and run by smug airhead institutionalised types that frequent our tax funded state and public sector.
Having watched news over the last few days, you cannot help notice, how trivial news coverage has become, hours have been spent covering Oscar Pistorius, (of course the allegation of murder is serious as it is tragic), however this morning at just after 9 once the big story of the day some catholic priest accused of "inappropriate behaviour" as if, the BBC news channel then dug up a story about his brother facing charges for something like manslaughter. Now no doubt the original story satisfies basic human interest as does this later tit bit but for Gods sake do we need endless reporting on this? How can a "news" channel exist on a diet of celebrity bullsh!t, surely the halfwits who lap this sort of garbage up are watching some channel showing trashy reality programmes.
One story dead beat state broadcast media wallahs have not sought to report is, this, the passage of Lord Lester's Defamation Bill, which seeks, on the scant knowledge I have, to protect free speech.
In the very vague understanding I have, the new Defamation Bill, is being promoted to curb the practice of companies and others with deep pockets, corruptly using the law to stop free and honest debate, it's acknowledged that whistle blowers, bloggers, scientists, doctors etc have been curbed by threats of being buried under the weight of malicious actions and of course money grabbing lawyers.
Reforming defamation law becomes more important every day as newspapers and media shed jobs particularly in relation to local news, and without a doubt, bloggers fill the gaps in our knowledge like Michael Child, Louise Oldfield and Simon Moores particularly on local issues.
We citizens are taxed to fund the BBC, so it would be nice if they could revert to their tradional public service remit, still as I alluded to, that deadbeat public service ethic, it's worth reminding ourselves that public institutions such a Kent Council spend a fortune on PR and confidentiality agreements, why ?( You'd have to ask Tory Leader Paul Carter or one of his cohorts or officers) One incident that caused me to stop blogging was when a firm contracted by KCC objecting to me reporting on Kent TV (Cost to you at around 2 million) although I'm sure that no councillors or officers were involved in trying to discourage reporting on what was an expensive failure, that said I did feel it prudent to confirmed with KCC bods that they understood the law on freedom of expresson.
As I say BBC don't seem to be to bothered to report, what is a serious issue, even more since the Labour party have thrown a spanner in the works, which is reported in the press (Something I first saw in the Sun) but ought to be reported by the deadbeats of the BBC, who admittedly are in crisis having disgracefully shielded a paedophile, even into death.
Finally almost as rare as the BBC news channel, living up to its name, must be this butterfly I photographed a week ago, somewhere out on track in Camdem, North London during a break, unfortunately being nippy it didn't hang round for me to get a better shot, last seen for flying toward the massive redevelopment at the back of Kings Cross.