Looks Like BBC News Has Its Priorities Straight

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in

If you want to know what happened on the Academy Awards last night, try another "news" website...
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Female 1,199
Yeah, I agree on the comment that American News is a total joke. They show the most unimportant or repetitive things on there, and often in such a bias manner as well. I actually try to catch BBC World News when I can on the public broadcasting channel, because it relays (important) News happening across the world.

At the same time you can`t really blame them, they get the most ratings from showing what they show to us. n_n Oh well, thank God for BBC then.
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Male 794
american news sources are a joke, especially local newscasts, first 45 minutes its death, robbery and one story about corrupt politics, the last 15 min its sports and weather, BBC all the way at least they cover the world
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Male 70
After what happened in haiti, I stopped reading CNN and now only read Reuters.
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Male 292
People die all the time. People are murdered and tortured every day. Its just life. If they would rather report on the Academy Awards, go for it.
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Male 621
Arkenoid - I hope you`re been super sarcastic, or you`re replying to someone else.

Because I think people are moaning about the award being shown over 11 people dying.

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Female 3,828
Yikes. this sucks. im ashamed to be human today , almost.
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Male 43
You mean soccer stories under the heading of sport, a heading you can change to anything you want?


...Yeah, it`s a travesty.

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Male 67
Yes OldOllie cause awards matter a lot more than people DYING, when people die it should make no difference where it is, it is still dead people
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Male 15,832
Bloody arrogant Yanks! Imagine, an American news network featuring a story about the American film industry awards for their American readers! Don`t they realize that there was a bombing in one of OUR former colonies?
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Male 1,834
nice
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Male 3,755
Did anybody notice the soccer stories on the front page of BBC? Is that any better?
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Male 60
or try the entertainment section instead of news section
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Male 12,138
vv Aww, thanks tws. We`ll take that as a compliment.
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Male 316
So what? I`m a bit confused on why I should give a crap. I read the news I want to read from any source on the internet. I don`t buy newspapers so my exposure to trivial things aren`t missed. I read world news that matters. BTW, IAB seems to be worldly :)
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Male 848
I get it. Or do I?
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Male 3,755
Uhhh, the British equivalent of the Academy Awards aren`t front-page news here, either.
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Male 41,539
I was about to comment, but then I became bored and wandered away...
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Male 12,138
[quote]Yeah, right! IAB is saying Academy award matters more than real life news that matters?[/quote]

Kinda missing the point there, bub...

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Male 90
Yeah, right! IAB is saying Academy award matters more than real life news that matters? Just accept the fact that BBC does good reporting of news than CNN and Fox! The world is not all glamor and glitterati Life is more real! I couldn`t care much about the awards!
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Male 341
I personally don`t give half a rats-ass about the academy awards so i personally would rather go to BBC
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Male 10,440
So, IAB, you`re telling me CNN sucks as much as Fox? Hmmm, that`s disappointing, I always imagined them as sort of half-crap.
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Female 176
Thank you, finally some news about something that actually matters in life.
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Male 78
gchimmel: so why does it care about Pakistan then, thats not british? Or Nigeria, the next story down... or US, the next, or Iraq the next one? Or Beirut in the spotlight? I appreciate you`re only 13-17 but come on... you must realise that news comes from around the world and not just down the street.

With 3 British actors nominated in the top acting categories (that`s 30%), let alone in the other categories... why wouldnt we be interested? It`s not like british film making hasnt ever won an oscar before... like, say, last year for example or any of the other years when British talent (whether as actor, director, writer, producer, dressmaker or whatever) has won something... you`d think only US films and those five nominated "foreign films" are the only films that ever get made!

And surely that`s without, maybe, just maybe, just being interested in the results and the event... we`ve just had three weeks of Winter Olympic coverage and it was 30 odd years since the last Br

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Male 3,296
i was that bbc america, and if you want to talk about the news without sides, watch that.
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Female 667
BBC`s British, of course they don`t care about the Oscars, they`re American.
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Male 354
It`s right there on BBC under more top stories anyways.
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Male 1,557
snottydyck... I`m gay and I don`t give a toss about the Oscars.

They should be on an `entertainment` section if any on the news sites, not a front page.

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Male 93
that is too sad
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Male 78
@GrumpDock: that we can actually agree on, to be fair. Like I said, to me it is merely a judicial procedure issue really. But it is not unimportant... it is actually extremely important... especially to Venables and seemingly to all those who wish to reek furious vengence on him. If you are interested in a sane perspective on it... watch last week`s Question Time and listen to Will Self`s comments ont he matter... you will probably find it on iPlayer.
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Male 25,416
The oscars are a main topic article! wow!
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Male 317
@bhedgehog

I realise the level of interest and anger there is, but I just don`t understand it

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Male 219
bhedgehog: I think you missed my point (or I didn`t make myself clear). By celebrity culture I am infering that society values stories involving celebrities above other potentially more important news items. The fact that the oscars gets more coverage than the Nobel prizes would seem to be a prime example of this. They are both awards ceremonies but the Nobel prizes are largely ignored.
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Female 635
The Oscars are an American thing. British stuff doesn`t ususally count unless it made it big in the US.
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Male 78
FitzySpider: that is the leading story for "The Americas"... was there a bigger one, given that they have gotten through the night in one piece and have only just woken up? That same page (from the UK) now leads with a story about the freedom of the web, the continuing healthcare legislation and then the Oscars. The fourth story (for the Americas) being that an Argentinian film won the best foreign language film (which I think is the second story on your picture). So, basically, the US has now woken up and here is what`s going on...
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Male 41,539
Well, Pakistan used to be a British Colony, and there`s a lot of people of Pakistani or Indian origin in Britian, so that`s got to be an influence, eh?
Now, turn to the page 2 girl! Lets see some titties!!!
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Male 78
LandoGriffin - where to start? the beeb covers it because it is news. Yes, the Academy Awards does havea foreign language category, however British films do not qualify because they are not in a foreign language - that`s why British film companies wins more than one (more than "that one") every now and then. British people are present in virtually all forms of media production which is also another reason why this is news and of interest. The point, I think, that was being made was that it did not lead (at that time) due to other more serious matters.
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Male 78
And MotownC: As for this configurable thing, I did post about it earlier - yes, the BBC homepage is editable in so far as you can move things around... but the "Top Story" and "More Top Stories" are both viewable in the picture, and indeed the Hurt Locker story is there. This isnt a case of moving the Entertainment out of the way.

The award of an oscar to Hurt Locker isnt a celebritard story either... just because there are actors in a movie and some actors are also celebrities doesnt mean this is a celebrity story. Is the award of the oscar to The Cove a celebrity story?

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Male 119
Just throwing this out there...

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Male 4,290
[quote] Blame the people[/quote]

Oh, I do.

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Male 219
That`s rubbish, the BBC page is configurable. You can add or remove topics of interest, entertainment is just one of those topics. I`d love to take the superiority angle and say that we don`t have a celebritard culture in the UK but we do and, as a public service the BBC is obliged to cover all areas of public interest.
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Male 3,842
I don`t get this at all - the Academy Awards are an American thing (they even have a "best foreign film" award!) so why would the BBC cover it? And yet, they do, it is the second story listed under "top stories" on the BBC site: "Oscar truimph for The Hurt Locker" it is right there!
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Male 78
greggpethers: agreed, and sorry to be all "middle-aged" about it... "grumpdock... how is the venables case unimportant?" - he wasnt even born then, and probably doesnt realise the level of national interest there is in the "story". Realistically, in the last 50 years, there have been maybe 4 or 5 vaguely comparably emotive crimes committed in the UK (Moors Murders, Yorkshire Ripper, Venables and Thompson, Whiting and Huntley - you could maybe add the Hungerford and Dunblane "incidents"), but due to the perpetrators and an extraordinary reaction from the public (apparently, though I am yet to personally discuss this with anyone that takes the tabloid view on it) the Bulger case is apparently far and away the most emotive.

GrumpDock... maybe read it and understand it rather than get annoyed by it?

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Male 271
grumpdock... how is the venables case unimportant? it is going to set a huge precedent for privacy laws, and for right to anonymity for criminals, not to mention the pressure on jack straw and the government as a whole, or indeed the human issue. do you forget the outcry when the little bulger boy was killed? i was a child then, and i still remember it...
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Male 317
Actually the BBC homepage is customizable as shown in the picture, this person customized it to not have much entertainment on the homepage.

Besides, the BBC has done a crazy amount of reporting on the completely unimportant Jon Venables case this week.

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Male 3,425
I think the BBC is one of the best things on this earth - at pretty much everything. TV, radio, internet - they`ve got it all covered brilliantly.
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Male 78
fknloser: i dislike FOX (Sky in the UK) because they clearly do have a centralised ideology that consistently biases their "news output". Liberal, Republican, Socialist or Anarchist, it simply matters not... what you want, more often than not, is a new story unfettered by personal opinion and time and time again the Fox network fails hopelessly, rudely and completely on this.

How do you see through the bias, or do you merely willingly accept it?

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Female 4,028
I don`t think people hate Fox because of it`s "different view" as opposed to liberals, but more because they just tend to be ridiculous and stupid nine times out of ten.

I was excited that she won, as the first female director.

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Male 734
I saw Hurt Locker. It was OK...certainly not award worthy though IMO.
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Male 271
The fact is that there are probably 2 camps. 1 is; news is whatever people (pay to) read. The papers just print what the readers want to hear... and sure, i buy that, there`s nowt wrong with appealing to the "masses".

the second camp would be requiring a more intelligent (dare i say it) approach to world events. placing things such as killings, wars, economic crisis etc over pop culture and the like.

if you want either one of these, there are plenty of papers that have it on offer. BUT, this I-A-B article proves the BBC is more the latter camp than the former, and, for my part, i think that rocks.

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Female 1,798
In my personal opinion, I think it`s nice to sometimes see headlines that aren`t about the war or death, or some child molester on the run.

We get this dreary, morbid news shoved down our throats every minute of every day, and sometimes it`s nice to read about something not related to death.

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Male 418
i usually watch HLN in the mornings, cuz Robin delivers the news quite well. But Fox is a great news outlet. They actually are fair and report both sides of issues. Liberals really have no reason to hate them because they have a different outlook. Seriously hating FOX News because they have a different point of view? Liberals really don`t think things through, do they?
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Male 11
Hey ground hawg we mean (sic) it .The weenie three (networks)are through. Too much LSD back in the day. They are still "seeing" things that aren`t there. BTW nobody !!!
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Male 78
tvremote: "Also, if people want to read it, then it`s news, whether you think so or not" - no, its possibly editorial, an interest story or maybe even an advertisement.

Potato, tomato, semantics.


As for the interest in a suicide bomber in Pakistan - personally, I think a lot of people are interested, in both UK, US, Pakistan, India, Bulgaria, Bhutan and anywhere else that humanity exists. Maybe not you specifically, but someone will be interested. Who was interested in Haiti or Chile three months ago?

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Female 254
I assume were no longer talking about the actual pic..
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Male 169
Yay Britain! :)
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Male 78
fknloser: you say "i am a republican and obviously FOX is my favoritee news"... I am interested, is this ironic or do you actually mean that... and if you do actually mean that, is it for positive re-inforcement or ... its ironic, right?
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Male 447
Fair point almightybob, but just to play the devils advocate for a minute, I wonder how many people in the UK or the US actually care about a suicide bomb in Pakistan. Its not exactly the first time this has happened.

Also, if people want to read it, then it`s news, whether you think so or not. Blame the people, not CNN or Fox

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Male 199
British Broadcasting Corporation... good on em.
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Female 723
Me - Being an icon doesn`t exempt it from scrutiny. It actually warrants a higher level! The first thought that came to mind when I read your post was, "this is the same line of thought that leads to people being shot if they question a dictator." <.<
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Male 418
i am a republican and obviously FOX is my favoritee news other than Drudge.... but i agree 100% that this crap needs to be left to ET and E! News or the Entertainment section of these sites. This is not mainstream news. I need to be informed of what is going on in real life, not this fantasy world of Hollywood narcicists.
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Male 110
The BBC.... it`s no S4C that`s for sure!
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Male 36
BBC is an icon, leave it alone
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Male 7,840
thank you bbc, the US is too obsessed with entertainment/entertainers. its really becoming rediculous.
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Male 4,290
tvremote - the point is that instead of going with the important or shocking real-world events, Fox and CNN chose to headline with the results of the Annual Aren`t-We-Fabulous-athon.
Who won what award is not, I would submit, more important than suicide bombings.
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Male 271
ummm.... i`m going to go out on a limb here and say that, pretty much by definition (sadly) all media is influenced and biased in one way or another, by any number of factors.

My point is/was/remains; the BBC is considerably less prone to writing about Alec Baldwins vetinary bills, than say... any other website i would read.

abover picture supports my claim. that`s why i wrote what i did!

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Male 78
dreddloxx: dont be daft, who`s being led by the nose now? To think that an organisation, such as the BBC, can have an all encompassing ideology is just plain naive. Just look at who breaks most of the BBC scandal stories... its usually another part of the BBC! Iannucci said something absolutely wonderful about this a few weeks ago on something or other... unfortunately cannot rememebr the exact quote, but to think the BBC ever speaks with one singular voice, surely, is symptomatic of not actually listening to what is being said. I appreciate your thoughts could be levelled at certain programmes or presenters... but at the organisation? It just doesnt work like that.
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Male 447
Well hold on now, the academy awards are an American event, so I would be surprised if the BBC covered them as much as an American news outlet. CNN and Fox both have one article each about the awards, and the rest of the news is "real" news. So what exactly is the problem?
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Male 4,290
... I think you missed the point dreddloxx.
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Male 78
dreddloxx: i really dunno where you`re getting that from... maybe you are locked on to the BBC Entertainment News? Or maybe "that Channel5 news programme"?

The only reference to her on the BBC site are under Entertainment, referenced by third parties or court reporting (obviously libel cases). What`s your source for this?

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Male 287
BBC, or as i call it "the oracle"... been in New York for 6 months almost now, and it`s still my go to for any news, anywhere.

it`s like a talisman of truth and light in the midst of a celebri-swamp of pop-culture trash.

god bless the BBC, the bastion of altruistic journalism!

A `Talisman Of Truth`?! No disrepect,but you really need to peruse far more News channels...The BBC are nothing more than a tool of the New Labour Junta,spreading Politically-Correct bullsh*t to the masses...FACT!

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Male 287
Typical BBC...``Leading story tonight:Katie Price has Botox...again!``
``In other news,half the planet is destroyed due to Yellowstone park volcano erupting...but back to our main story...Katie Price today admitted that she actually LIKES Paparazzi...Stay tuned for the full story...``
Pftttt!
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Male 12,138
BBC: Best, most truly impartial news source in the world... with actual news to boot!
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Male 78
conshaldow: you can move bits around, yes, absolutely.. but you will notice the "More Top Stories" section is still there, and the Hurt Locker/Oscar Win is at number 2, after another actual news story!
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Male 78
a serious point for once - and very nicely put... you know, if you didnt, there is significant debate going on at the moment in the UK about the BBC and it`s role in society (this will become a major discussion point in the upcoming UK general election in the next few months)... I read someone, commenting on the debate, that before you criticise the BBC you should spend at least one year living abroad without it (something I have done a few times)... and it is nice to see that it is appreciated abroad more than some do in the UK.
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Male 271
BBC, or as i call it "the oracle"... been in New York for 6 months almost now, and it`s still my go to for any news, anywhere.

it`s like a talisman of truth and light in the midst of a celebri-swamp of pop-culture trash.

god bless the BBC, the bastion of altruistic journalism!

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Male 24
This is quite misleading. The BBC website does have a section dedicated to the Oscars, but the website is flexible and you can move your preferred sections to the top or bottom. Obviously the Oscars section has been moved to the bottom in this screenshot! :)
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Female 3,574
yay BBC
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Male 121
wow. i suddenly feel like such a bastard....i should go study now
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Male 606
Thank you, BBC.
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Male 126
I thought I was the only one that wasn`t blind. Thanks for the post!
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Male 21,057
Link: Looks Like BBC News Has Its Priorities Straight [Rate Link] - If you want to know what happened on the Academy Awards last night, try another `news` website...
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