The Double Standard – Giving the BBC treatment to the BBC

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We can surmise the BBC don’t like Donald Trump, because you can’t find a positive article about him anywhere on their website.

In the same way, we can surmise they love Obama and Hilary Clinton, because if you had to subsist on a mulch made from BBC criticism of either, you would have starved to death long ago.

But the BBC claim no bias exists.

In which case……….this won’t be jarring at all.

Here’s a recent piece on Joe Biden, but here below given the treatment they would usually give to an article about Trump. See if you can spot the difference.

Unpopular Democratic White House nominee Joe Biden said US President Donald Trump has “cloaked America”.

In bizarre comments, the former US vice-president (a position famous for its largely pointless and ornamental nature) said without evidence that the President has unleashed “too much anger, too much fear, too much division”.

His strange speech may prove the death-knell of a feeble political career spanning nearly half a century.

Mr Biden, a possibly senile man in his late seventies with a ridiculous comb-over, wearily heads into his final election campaign with a slender lead in the same fake opinion polls that insisted Hilary Clinton would win in 2016.

There was no balloon drop, cheering throngs, or any of the other fanfare and razzamatazz of the typical American party conference, largely because of his extreme unpopularity.

Organisers opted instead for laughable virtual set pieces of mostly pre-recorded speeches crunched into two hours of over-produced programming each evening.

In his rambling address from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, Mr Biden said: “Here and now, er, I give you my, my, bu, er, word, if you entreat, er, entrust me with the presidency, I will drool on the blessed of us, not the worst.”

“I’ll be an ally of the light, not the darkness”.

“It’s time for us, for we the people, to come together. And make no mistake, united we can and will overcome this season of darkness in America.

“We’ll choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege.”

Mr Biden bizarrely said “character is on the ballot” this November.

Our factcheckers confirmed that this is untrue.

“We can choose a path of becoming angrier, less hopeful, more divided, a path of shadow and suspicion,” he said.

Mr Biden, an inveterate sniffer of the hair of young women, vowed to heal a country crippled by a deadly pandemic and economic catastrophe and riven by a reckoning on race.

Our factcheckers confirmed Mr. Biden has no medical qualifications that might suggest he is capable of doing that. We therefore presume he was referring to a miraculous healing which will involve arcane practices. Concerns are mounting that he is becoming delusional, and believes himself to be some kind of shaman.

He continued: “What we know about this president is that if he’s given four more years, he’ll be what he’s been for the last four years”

With stock markets near all-time highs, this will be great news for Americans.

As he began to look exhausted, Mr Biden was joined on stage after the speech by his wife and carer, Jill, and Kamala Harris – who is running for vice-president.

Mr Biden then falsely claimed he’ll “wake up every day believing the job is all about him, never about you.”, without offering any evidence.

Referring to America’s coronavirus death toll, Mr Biden said: “Our current president has failed in his most basic duty to the nation: he has failed to protect us.”

Apropos of nothing, and bizarrely miquoting the Irish poet Seamus Heaney, he concluded: “This is our moment to make hope and history rhyme.”

Mr Biden bills his tired-looking campaign as “a battle for the soul of this nation”.

Some medics have expressed concern that Mr. Biden seems to have early onset dementia and that this is the battle he must face.

Finally…………anyone voting for Joe Biden is probably a racist. So there’s that.

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As Joe Biden famously said ‘If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black’.

So now you know.

Vote for Joe Biden as Race Designation Arbiter 2020…or maybe the senate. He ain’t exactly clear on that either.

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Biden’s extraordinary, ill-judged and ill-timed comparison between Belarus’ totalitarianism and both Hungary and Poland has been rightly criticised by American’s of Polish descent, as well as by the Hungarian government, more than a little vehemently; however, sadly Biden is partially right, but not for the reason he espouses. Poland and Hungary have indeed become increasingly totalitarian, in that he is correct, the President of Poland’s and Hungary’s supreme executive, Ursula von der Leyen, was “elected” by less than 400 people in an “election” where she was the only candidate, hardly democracy in action. The organisation that President von der Leyen… Read more »

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Good read, cheers.
The contrast to the BBC coverage of Trump’s convention speech is stark (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2020-53942272). It contains lots of counter point to Trump’s claims he’s done well. The Biden coverage had far less content claiming that Biden might not be the best of the 4(?) candidates.