Loony Left: The BBC's New Statesman
The week's madness courtesy of Mehdi Hasan and the BBC, Russia, WWF, Seumas Milne, Richard Gott and Hugo Chavez, Greenpeace, and Morning Star readers
1. SNAKES ON A PLANE
The BBC doesn't do itself many favours. With the wounds from BoJo's attack still fresh, it pressed on during last night's This Week, putting taxpayers' money (what else?) to waste on one of Britain's most outspoken left-wing polemicists.
Personally, I'd rather not pay to watch a man who infamously likened all non-Muslims to animals; who recently got into a spat with Paul Staines, defending Iran's line; who is a passionate advocate of big government; and who was an ardent supporter of Ken Livingstone over the course of the recent London mayoral election campaign.
But that's the BBC for you.
And just to rub our noses in it...
@toadmeister Well my public school background didn't embarrass me. Had a great time yesterday, thanks to BBC and license fee payer. :-)— Mehdi Hasan (@ns_mehdihasan) May 18, 2012
2. HUMAN RIGHTS 101 WITH RUSSIA
Somewhere in the world, Alanis Morissette is combusting.
Never mind rain on your wedding day; forget offers of free transportation when you’ve already parted with your precious coin.
Mild inconveniences, take a back-seat.
Senior Russian officials attempted to turn the tables on the West this Monday by lambasting the human rights records of Europe and the US.
You may think that this is the moral equivalent of Joseph Fritzl dishing out family planning advice – and you would be mostly correct.
But spare a thought for Fernando Valenzuela, head of the EU’s delegation to Russia. It’s not often I sympathise with the apparatchiks of the EU, but this patient soul was forced to sit through the dismal display of agitprop theatrics as the Russians dished out some "good" advice that he just couldn’t take…
3. WWF IN FAVOUR OF WORLD POVERTY
WWF are a pessimistic bunch, aren't they? This week, they have effectively called for poverty as a solution to the planet’s problems. Yes, a solution.
In its recently-issued Living Planet Report 2012, the infamous NGO states that, "economic growth should be abandoned, that citizens of the world’s wealthy nations should prepare for poverty and that all the human race’s energy should be produced as renewable electricity within 38 years from now.”
Forget the use of pseudo science and economics -- nowhere in the report are any figures expressed in units of energy or currency.
Forget all of that -- just get the message to Carter S. Roberts, President and CEO of the US branch of WWF, who has a base salary of $425,000.
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