When devils will the blackest sins put on
They do suggest at first with heavenly shows
Othello, William Shakespeare
Anyone spending time on Social Media these days can’t but help notice a growing mood of scepticism towards what is commonly known as the mainstream media, or MSM for short. The little people are frustrated. They feel cheated somehow, duped, disregarded, reviled even. The worms appear to be turning. Before the birth of the Internet the plebs took everything they heard from the MSM as the gospel truth they had little choice. And then along came the Internet –Facebook, Twitter et al. Things would never be the same again. Britain’s own lynchpin of all things mainstream, the BBC has found itself under scrutiny like never before. ‘Why should I as a licence payer,’ asked a social media user of BBC News one day, ‘have your biased reporting shoved down my throat?’ Strong stuff: ‘biased reporting’ is bad enough, but to be forcibly fed this stuff? There’s plenty more where that came from: ‘As for the BBC,’ notes a Disqus user, ‘I can't bring myself to bother watching anything they broadcast now every single thing they produce is an exercise in social engineering no matter the topic.’ And then there’s this: ‘Keep it up BBC. Watching you dig your own grave makes better viewing than 99% of the programmes you make.’ Another Disqus user summarises the situation thus: I never hardly watch anything from the BBC these days....it’s all total drivel. Even the 'comedy' is rubbish now.....it’s just not funny. And the News is always left-wing propaganda! And documentaries are usually ' historically inaccurate' being always MARXIST inspired revisionist drivel. Their 'costume dramas are merely an exercise in historical revisionism to promote the multi-cult Marxist dystopia. Volumes upon volumes of books could be filled with comments such as these. ‘Multi-cult Marxist dystopia . . ? Clearly, something is not quite right here, and has not been since at least 2016 and beyond. The election of Donald Trump as US president and the UK’s vote to leave the EU has, it would appear, heralded in a new age of consciousness in a hitherto docile public: @Anon Would we have known just how infested the BBC are with left wing propaganda? Brexit has been the awakening for many, including me. The more it attacks the US president and the more it attempts to undermine Brexit, suspicions that have been hitherto vague began to crystallise: how does the BBC’s claim to be an impartial, politically neutral broadcaster square with its continuous, at time petty and vindictive attacks on the democratically-elected president of the United States? If the broadcaster is indeed a ‘national’ voice representative of the country as a whole, why has it been doing everything in its power to undermine the outcome of the 2016 EU Referendum in which some 17.4 million citizens expressed a desire to leave the union? @Anon Brexit has exposed the BBC for what it is. Its time is up. The mask appears to be slipping, the ‘heavenly show’ not quite so alluring, the proclamations not quite so convincing. And so social media echoes to the sound of BBC bashing: Brussels Broadcasting Corporation, British Bullshitting Corporation, Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation , not forgetting our own particular favourite (and inspiration for this book) British Brainwashing Corporation . These are just some of the more printable interpretations of the BBC acronym seen on the net. While the broadcaster has always had its critics, this is unchartered territory. Antipathy towards the corporation is visceral.
from the introduction to
BBC Brainwashing Britain available on Amazon/Kindle and other book stores