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Mr Trump (and the BBC)

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Haffdonga Fri 24-Mar-17 21:42:47

Liking the fact that the BBC have referred to Mr Trump repeatedly throughout their article on his failure to repeal Obamacare. They would never have referred to any of the others as anything but President.

Trumpton

Frankly he doesn't deserve the title but I am surprised that supposedly impartial Auntie Beeb is this cheeky.

RortyCrankle Sat 25-Mar-17 01:26:06

How is that in any way important in the grand scheme of things? Do you think Trump gives a shit if they call him Mr Trump? I very much doubt it. He knows very well that the BBC were anti him in the election, which puts them at the back of a very long queue, somewhere behind CNN otherwise known as Clinton News Network during the election.

He may be as mad as a box of frogs but not half as dangerous as money grabbing, warmongering, rape apologist Clinton, added to which she can barely stand on her own two feet unaided. She is seriously sick I have no idea what America was thinking ending up with these two.

And please tell me you are kidding referring to the BBC as impartial - they are stuffed to the gills with left wing luvvies grin

Haffdonga Sat 25-Mar-17 12:17:37

I did say supposedly impartial.

RortyCrankle Sat 25-Mar-17 16:25:06

Indeed you did smile

RufusTheRenegadeReindeer Sat 25-Mar-17 20:28:50

She wasnt a rape apologist

Dunno about the rest and dont really care

But that rape apologist bit really pisses me off

RortyCrankle Sat 25-Mar-17 21:57:28

www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hillary+clinton+rape+apologist

Take your pick

RufusTheRenegadeReindeer Sat 25-Mar-17 21:58:54

Seen it

RufusTheRenegadeReindeer Sat 25-Mar-17 21:59:36

Still bollocks

hackmum Sun 26-Mar-17 12:53:00

And here are some articles that refers to "Mr Obama":

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33646543

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-33656895

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33753067

I think you'll find there are lots of them. Like all media organisations, the BBC has a house style that it expects journalists to adhere to.

PausingFlatly Sun 26-Mar-17 13:07:14

He may be as mad as a box of frogs but not half as dangerous as money grabbing, warmongering, rape apologist Clinton

Uh-huh. And how do you find that characterisation is holding up, now we have:

a) Trump on tape boasting of sexually assaulting women
b) Trump launching a poorly planned assault in Yemen and bombing civilians in Mosul, and has sent 400 more US troops to Syria (all less than 2 months in)
c) Trump travelling to his own resorts every weekend and taking world leaders there, all paid to the business
d) Trump presidential advisor telling people to "go buy Ivanka Trump stuff" money.cnn.com/2017/02/09/news/kellyanne-conway-ivanka-brand/
e) many more similar examples of similar re his family businesses from which he has not properly not separated himself?

PausingFlatly Sun 26-Mar-17 13:14:09

If there's one thing I've learnt Trumpwatching over the last few months, it's that if you want a guide to what Trump & Trumpers are up to, look at the things they accuse other people of doing.

It's uncanny.

Tanith Mon 27-Mar-17 08:09:26

"BBC full of left wing luvvies"?!!

Don't be so silly!

There are many left and right wingers working for them and leading them. What matters is their ability to remain impartial.
Nick Robinson, for example, was a Young Conservative leader, but is able to comment neutrally.

I remember a Conservative MP trying to turn his BBC interview into a "left wing bias" accusation (it's a popular diversion tactic), only to be informed that his interviewer was actually a member of the Conservative party. It made him look silly, too!

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