Posts tagged “BBC”

Good news! Climate change isn’t your fault!

The Great Global Warming Swindle

This is a very interesting look at the “global warming” phenomena from BBC’s Channel 4. It showcases the argument that the changing climate of the Earth has almost nothing to do with mankind, an argument that you rarely hear discussed in any sort of detail in mainstream media, especially in the United States. It also delves into the political history of the issue, highlighting the comical political pairing of Margaret Thatcher with extreme leftists and the anti-humanitarian implications of the movement for the third world. It is definitely worth watching.

Thanks, Joel!

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My quick take on the debate

Basically, McCain seems like a mean, out of touch, old man and neither he, nor Obama, seem specific enough about anything. These debates aren’t real debate. If I wanted stump speeches, I could get them anytime from the candidates’ web sites. I want actual, face to face debate where the candidates refer to each other by their given names and not as “my opponent” and “that one” and they actually answer real questions from a strong moderator.

I would honestly love to see us use the BBC’s Jeremy Paxman as a moderator for our debates. All politicians would quiver in their shoes at the thought of facing his *gasp* actual questions. We should force our candidates to put themselves to the hazard and that never happens in these debates. That is the very least that should be required to pass the public opinion gauntlet.

After the jump, some of Jeremy Paxman’s best. This, my fellow Americans, is what journalism can and should look like on television. Read the rest of this entry »

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The devolution will be televised, just not here

BBC News: Tent cities spring up in LA

This past Sunday, I had a conversation with my father about the Bear Stearns debacle and its portent for the rest of the US/world economy in which I said, “Well, we aren’t seeing shanty towns yet, but…” Little did I know that there were shanty towns and that we simply were not seeing them.

I am (pridefully) the first to admit that I am not a regular viewer of the evening news, so there may have been a mention of this that escaped my attention. But I doubt it very seriously. I am a voracious consumer of news on the interwebs and have seen nary a mention of this until perusing BoingBoing today. Looks like BBC News just got added to my TiVo season passes. Join me in my outrage, won’t you? Can I get an amen from the congregation?

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