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BBC exposed as a false and misleading media circus in Cyprus

Postby Cap » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:56 pm

The BBC was a case in point. At some point this week, they were so desperate they had even resorted to filing reports on the Cyprus problem!
At times, the determination to make the story fit a reality the media wanted to find became outright misleading.
One news agency filed a photograph last weekend of locals doing their shopping just before the closing time at the open air market in Nicosia by Ochi roundabout. The caption said, “Cypriots buy left over cheap groceries on Saturday as banks have been closed for five days, cutting off funds for many.”
Although both statements were true on their own, put together they suggested that people were buying cheap produce because they were now poverty stricken. But, as any local will tell you, there are always people looking for cheap vegetables and fruits at the end of any market day.
Some of the exaggeration was just plain funny. In one Daily Mail report this week, under-funded, run down Pallouriotissa on the outskirts of Nicosia was transformed into a “smart suburb”.


http://www.cyprus-mail.com/features/eye ... m/20130331
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Re: BBC exposed as a false and misleading media circus in Cy

Postby Tim Drayton » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:07 pm

I agree. There is a BBC World Service programme called "World Have Your Say", which is open for listeners to contribute to. One such programme during the first week of the bank closure was devoted to life in Cyprus with the banks shut. I sent in an e-mail saying, that as far as I could see, life was continuing pretty much as normal, although noting that obviously if the banks eventually failed things would get worse. Of course that e-mail was not read out, nor any others on a positive note, only messages that suited the sensationalist agenda that the BBC seemed intent to promote.
Early on in the programme, we were told that business had almost come to a standstill as nobody had any money to spend. Later, one of the guests said that some people were stocking up on basic goods. The programme moderator jumped on this, wanting to know if the supermarkets were full of people desperately grabbing everything in sight and whether they had emptied the shelves etc. What a contradiction! One minute business has come to a standstill, ten minutes later everybody is out on a panic buying spree. Only one of these can be true!
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Re: BBC exposed as a false and misleading media circus in Cy

Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:08 pm

Cap wrote:
The BBC was a case in point. At some point this week, they were so desperate they had even resorted to filing reports on the Cyprus problem!
At times, the determination to make the story fit a reality the media wanted to find became outright misleading.
One news agency filed a photograph last weekend of locals doing their shopping just before the closing time at the open air market in Nicosia by Ochi roundabout. The caption said, “Cypriots buy left over cheap groceries on Saturday as banks have been closed for five days, cutting off funds for many.”
Although both statements were true on their own, put together they suggested that people were buying cheap produce because they were now poverty stricken. But, as any local will tell you, there are always people looking for cheap vegetables and fruits at the end of any market day.
Some of the exaggeration was just plain funny. In one Daily Mail report this week, under-funded, run down Pallouriotissa on the outskirts of Nicosia was transformed into a “smart suburb”.


http://www.cyprus-mail.com/features/eye ... m/20130331


You can't believe anything you see of hear on the Biased Broadcasting Corporation....
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Re: BBC exposed as a false and misleading media circus in Cy

Postby sven » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:09 pm

The BBC fake News on a frequent basis, look up a group called 'Common Purpose' , Daily Fail mentions something about them on the 16th November, as well as their connection to the Media Standards Trust and their connection to the Leveson Inquiry
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Re: BBC exposed as a false and misleading media circus in Cy

Postby Get Real! » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:28 pm

Reuters is the one that keeps pumping out international news and everyone else just copies and modifies off them.

I've stopped reading from other news sources and just go straight to Reuters who update every few minutes.

http://www.reuters.com/
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Re: BBC exposed as a false and misleading media circus in Cy

Postby bill cobbett » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:41 pm

One of the most poorly researched and suspect cases of reporting by the BBC was at ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21974466

Which contained the following sentences on the hope of the Illegal Regime to cash in on the problem and which gave a platform to Ersin Tatar, without a reference to his time as the Finance Director of the firm Polly Peck at a time when Asil Nadir was defrauding the firm and GB investors to the tune of 00s of millions of GBP...

...At the office of Ersin Tatar, the finance minister of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state, they talk up a banking system that has certainly had its problems in the past but looks like a safer bet at the moment.

"Anyone who wants to open a bank account can come here, as long as they abide by international rules and regulations," Mr Tatar says.

He is particularly keen to attract some of the tens of thousands of British citizens who have money in banks in the Republic of Cyprus.

"We don't want any dirty money," he asserts, "but we have a good banking system supported by Turkey, and we have a good life..."


... and you go and tell that to the '000s of CarpetShaggers who have, quite deservedly, been shafted in the Occupied Areas.
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Re: BBC exposed as a false and misleading media circus in Cy

Postby sven » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:49 pm

BBC Say 'Fake Journalists' Will Not Be Used Again
Thursday, 24 March 2005, 11:05 am
Opinion: David Miller

BBC Say 'Fake Journalists' Will Not Be Used Again

By David Miller
http://www.spinwatch.org/

Responding to complaints about the use of 'fake journalists' paid for by the MoD, the BBC Controller of Editorial Policy, Stephen Whittle, has acknowledged that their use was 'not ideal' and 'will not happen again'.

Spinwatch had revealed that the BBC had broadcast a report in November 2004 which had been provided by the British Forces Broadcasting Service. This is a propaganda service for the armed forces run by the Services Sound and Vision Corporation which is entirely funded by the Ministry of Defence (Read the original story Here or Here)

Whittle, the most senior editor in the BBC also notes that the report supplied by the BFBS to the BBC for no charge, an indication that this was not a normal contractual arrangement.

Email correspondence with Whittle follows.


Read the rest here http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00240.htm
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Postby sven » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:53 pm

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Re: BBC exposed as a false and misleading media circus in Cy

Postby Maximus » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:49 pm

The BBC has little credibility in my opinion. seldom is their reporting accurate and without 'objectionable' spin.
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Re: BBC exposed as a false and misleading media circus in Cy

Postby Viewpoint » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:19 pm

Especially when its reporting anything negative about the GCs eh Maxi, if it was about Turkey then they would be the most accurate source of news on the planet :wink:
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