Yup, it’s the BBC again. And among the specific people referred to are those who, for the past several weeks, have been insisting that ‘Radio 3 is 70 Years Old!‘ — i.e. that today’s Radio 3 (hahaha!) somehow ‘is’ the old ‘BBC Third Programme’ (which did start 70 years ago — and was murdered before ‘Radio 3’ was born).
Just take a look at what Radio 3 has been up to on Twitter:
Yes: with an air of delighted pride, they have been pointing to the ‘Third Programme’ and slyly pretending that today’s Radio 3 (hahaha!) is the same thing. Not just ‘a measure of continuity’ with the old Third Programme, but actual identity…
Radio 3 is 70 years old…? The Third Programme is still with us…?
If you happen to be among the ever-decreasing number of people who consider the BBC to be some kind of ‘honest’, ‘fair’ and ‘authoritative’ news and broadcasting service, do try and keep this tiny posting in mind — as a handy reminder of two facts that every BBC viewer, listener and reader who remains a ‘licence-fee payer’ needs to know…
First: there isn’t anything — important or trivial: it makes no difference! — that today’s BBC won’t lie about.
Secondly: there isn’t anything — however simple, however basic! — that today’s BBC can’t get wrong.
I’ve said it before; and I’ll say it again…
Close. It. Down.
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