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To not want to give money to Children in Need?

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hiddenhome Mon 12-Nov-12 20:54:45

I know I'm being unreasonable, but I just hate the BBC at the moment and keep wondering if they're going to give the fucking money to the victims of Savile Scum Sucking Bottom Feeder Paedophile Sicko so they can pay for some counselling hmm

It just seems to hypocritical seeing them being all jolly 'n' stuff when people out there are suffering.

gordyslovesheep Mon 12-Nov-12 20:56:34

you are not giving money to the BBC

but no one forces you to donate so I don;t think yanbu or yabu

Chubfuddler Mon 12-Nov-12 20:56:59

Don't then

DorsetKnob Mon 12-Nov-12 20:57:49

Then don't, nobody is forcing you to.

FeckOffCup Mon 12-Nov-12 20:57:52

Give directly to a charity other than children in need then in you want, YANBU to not want to go through the BBC after recent revelations.

OpheliaPayneAgain Mon 12-Nov-12 20:58:15

I think that's an irrational OP, Op!

but you choose which charities to give to. CIN has never been one of mine and I object to funding an evening of shit through my licence fee.

hiddenhome Mon 12-Nov-12 20:58:49

It's just making me sick seeing them on tv getting all excited. I know the money's not going to them, but they're just a bunch of hypocrites. How many more paedophiles are they still employing, they seem to have a track record of it hmm

Children Need Protecting From The BBC from what I can see.

I'll give the money to something else.

BloominMarvellous Mon 12-Nov-12 20:59:21

I'm donating to my local hospice instead. I don't want anything to do with children in need.

I am so angry at the BBC.

squeakytoy Mon 12-Nov-12 20:59:30

YABU for the reasons you state.

The children are IN NEED, not the BBC..

mrskeithrichards Mon 12-Nov-12 21:00:34

The money given to children need is basically a big pot that other charities apply to for funding.

hiddenhome Mon 12-Nov-12 21:01:28

Yes, the children may very well be in need, but do you think they're the right people to be doing this? They should be ashamed of themselves angry

hiddenhome Mon 12-Nov-12 21:02:31

They should not be fronting this, it's disgusting. They are disgusting.

Are they going to set up a charity to help the victims of their organisation?

missymoomoomee Mon 12-Nov-12 21:03:16

Why are you watching BBC if it makes you so sick you caan't donate to charity?

Don't donate if you don't want to but I fail to see why you need to start a thread about it, especially since there are about 57 million others.

mrskeithrichards Mon 12-Nov-12 21:03:24

The BBC don't 'do' anything other than raise the funds though. I don't see the problem. Many charities benefit with a wide range of services surviving solely on children in need money. The BBC don't do work the with children.

HarlettOScara Mon 12-Nov-12 21:04:00

YABU in that some of the money raised by CiN will go to charities who support children who have suffered abuse. Not donating to CiN doesn't hurt the BBC but it does hurt those charitable organisations who benefit from the donations if there is less money to go around.

however, YANBU to choose a different charity to support.

mrskeithrichards Mon 12-Nov-12 21:06:29

At least look up some of the charities who benefit and donate directly <cough> my work <cough> to make sure I've got a job to go back to!!

wigglesrock Mon 12-Nov-12 21:06:37

So don't.

hiddenhome Mon 12-Nov-12 21:09:22

The only things I watch is Holby City and the news (which is biased these days anyway because they're so busy trying to cover their arses). I watch nothing else as I'm not interested.

You are not permitted to have a tv in this country unless you pay the BBC, which I also resent.

AMumInScotland Mon 12-Nov-12 21:14:48

Would you rather they cancelled it this year and didn't raise money for charity? Or would you like them to come on and say "we're not going to do fun and jolly this year. Why not watch us while we have a serious debate about child abuse instead. All evening."

The net effect of either will be less money for children's charities.

But feel free to give the money you would otherwise have donted to it to another charity instead, if you prefer.

hiddenhome Mon 12-Nov-12 21:16:56

I think they should show a bit of humility instead of just glossing over what's happened. I think they should cancel it this year and encourage people to donate money to childrens charities instead. Yes, it won't be as much fun, but a lot of people aren't feeling very funny because of these revelations.

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 12-Nov-12 21:17:29

since the JS saga has come to light I have not watched the BBC.

I think like the NOtW the BBC should be shut down.

PuffPants Mon 12-Nov-12 21:19:20

The causes are still worthwhile.

On a slight tangent, I object to being shouted at by wealthy celebs to donate to causes they could entirely solve themselves with a few weeks' pay.

hiddenhome Mon 12-Nov-12 21:20:56

It should be shut down McChristmasPants They're a load of pompous, arrogants twats with a sense of entitlement angry

dh phoned them to tell them that there is no one living in our flood wrecked house and he got the licence transferred to the apartment. Guess what? We've had threatening letters about our home address not having a tv licence now sad


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missymoomoomee Mon 12-Nov-12 21:24:19

confused you are making a 'stand' against a charity while still enjoying programmes on the BBC. That doesn't sound like double standards at all.

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