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BBC News Suppression to 29/7/2020

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The BBC has a Charter responsibility to place news in context and explain it fully.  How have they done this week?The BBC has seriously slipped when covering COVID19. It has deliberately omitted and suppressed news. As usual.On BBC PM (29/7/2020) they had an article that covered the large number of deaths in the UK due to COVID19 compared with other countries.  The results of keeping the UK Borders wide open before lockdown were ignored.  It is now apparent that the unrestricted influx of over 8 million people into the UK prior to the lockdown included at least 20,000 people who had COVID 19 infection.  These almost certainly infected at least 50,000 more just prior to lockdown.  The Government's own advisers have admitted this happened, in evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee

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The BBC has a Charter responsibility to place news in context and explain it fully.  How have they done this week?

The BBC has seriously slipped when covering COVID19. It has deliberately omitted and suppressed news. As usual.

On BBC PM (29/7/2020) they had an article that covered the large number of deaths in the UK due to COVID19 compared with other countries.  The results of keeping the UK Borders wide open before lockdown were ignored.  It is now apparent that the unrestricted influx of over 8 million people into the UK prior to the lockdown included at least 20,000 people who had COVID 19 infection.  These almost certainly infected at least 50,000 more just prior to lockdown.  The Government's own advisers have admitted this happened, in evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee Patrick Vallance said many of the cases came from the “high level of travel into the UK”. “One of the things that it looks like very clear is that early in March the UK got many, many different imports of virus from many different places,” "Those places were particularly from European countries with outbreaks. So we see a big influx of cases probably from Italy and Spain looking at the genomics of the virus in early March, seeded right the way across the country. Whether that was people returning from half-term, business travellers or not, we don’t know. But a lot of the cases in the UK didn’t come from China and didn’t come from the place you might have expected, they came from European imports and the high level of travel into the UK at that time.”

The Government has admitted that failure to close borders and/or quarantine international arrivals was crucial to the early, massive spread of infection but the BBC entirely suppressed this news.  For many years the BBC has been running a campaign for "open borders" and technically the UK kept its borders open with the EU to comply with the Withdrawal Agreement.

Another example of news suppression was in the BBC Panorama program: "China's Coronavirus Cover-Up".  This failed to mention that there are two major virology laboratories in Wuhan, one of which is a short walk from the Hua Nan fish market.  Both laboratories were investigating bat viruses.  It failed to mention that the first wave of infection in Wuhan happened in the first week in December and the majority of those infected did not visit the Hua Nan market so Human to Human transmission was almost certain last year.

BBC News Suppression to 29/7/2020
Source: Lancet
It also failed to mention a Chinese article in February, that was subsequently withdrawn after pressure from China, that considered that one or other of the two virology laboratories in Wuhan was the source because biosafety was appalling at these labs, the nearest genetic match to the COVID-19 virus in a bat lives 900km from Wuhan and they dont sell bats in the Wuhan market. See The possible origins of 2019-nCoV coronavirus.

The Panorama program also failed to cover clear genetic evidence. "Phyloepidemiologic analyses suggested that the SARS-CoV-2 source at the Hua Nan market was imported from elsewhere. The crowded market then boosted SARS-CoV-2 circulation and spread it to the whole city in early December 2019." (See Decoding evolution and transmissions of novel pneumonia coronavirus using the whole genomic data).

All of this is freely available data that had made the news elsewhere and was suppressed by the BBC.  The programme even failed to mention the bullying of Australia when it demanded an investigation and the demand that the EU withdraw accusations. The Panorama programme upheld the Chinese line that the HuaNan market was the source of the pandemic.

The Panorama programme was a cover-up of the cover-up.


(See Coronavirus: Strong evidence that it is a lab escape ).

The BBC has suppressed nearly all mention of the hateful speech of the "Woke" movement. Here are some examples from JK Rowling's Twitter conversations.

BBC News Suppression to 29/7/2020

The BBC has not described the depths of depraved behaviour by the Woke movement and instead it has continued to support calls for increased censorship by increasing the scope of "hate speech" legislation.  The BBC has also been running a series of articles on British history that suppress its historical context and regard it from the viewpoint of a modern Woke observer (The falsehood of Historical Presentism used for political purposes).


The BBC produced a program on the "Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty" that portrayed Murdoch as the reason for Brexit because of support given by The Sun to the Leave campaign.  It suppressed any mention that the Murdoch paper, The Times, was a Remain publication or the context that The Guardian, The Daily Mirror, The Independent, The BBC, ITV and Channel 4 were backing Remain.  It also interviewed Michael Heseltine about Brexit and billed him as "ex Deputy Prime Minister", deliberately omitting his role in the Referendum as President of the European Movement UK (which set up the In Campaign). This omission of any reference to the shady "European Movement", which is the principle pro-EU body in the UK and which draws support from the whole EU, is routine for the BBC.

The BBC covered the conversion of the Agia Sofia to a mosque but has failed to put this in the context of Turkish-Greek confrontation, Turkish-French confrontation, Turkish intervention in Libya and even calls for a Turkish Caliphate. By omitting the context it has suppressed coverage of the growing Turkish role in the Middle East. 

What is the point of BBC News if it suppresses the news?

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