March 17th, 2008

Dig the entitlement

I'm going to write a stiff letter to ask the BBC to review its policy. They have to be careful, particularly to rural communities.
Yes, don't want those oiks to get above their station, do we? It went down hill when they started The Light Program if you ask me.

Of course, I suspect the mentions on Facebook and MySpace may have had more to do with it, and, to quote from The Indy

"Yesterday Ms Ruscoe, a pupil at Torquay Grammar School, confessed to "putting up a poster at school and inviting 'everyone'".

"Little did I know almost everyone from Torquay Grammar sixth form would attend and what is more invite 'everyone' from different schools and the surrounding area," she said. "Admittedly perhaps I was foolish and naive but how often does a poster cause chaos and devastation?"

but we are not here to defend the BBC, particularly when it is not doing a particularly good job of defending itself.

As a fully paid up member of Middle-Class War (*), can I just say 'ha ha ha ha ha ha ha'

(*) we are like Class War, but instead of balaclavas and baseball bats we have trilbies and gardening implements.

[Obviously, in reality I am not without sympathy, but still...]

Two Pete Tongs don't make a Steve Wright

jackfirecat raises an interesting question in a comment to my earlier post here. Viz: 'I understand that for you it is hard to see who to have a go at, the BBC, the rich, or the mob.'

Cue the poll.

Poll #1155749 Wayne N.J. To Bovey Tracey

Who should I have a go at

The BBC
2(12.5%)
The rich
5(31.2%)
The mob
2(12.5%)
Someone else, who I shall fill in below
7(43.8%)