There are times when a picture is not simply ‘worth a thousand words’, but actually worth a thousand words that have already been written by me — and been duly denounced from every conceivable direction as unfair, unrealistic, unhelpful, unhinged, and many more ‘uns’ besides.
Or, to put it another way, if you’re a regular reader of this blog and you really can’t tell why it is that I am posting this image, then there’s no possibility of you understanding any explanation I could now give you…
Just a bit of additional information, in case anyone wants it. This is the ‘Radio 3’ which is currently pretending that it ‘is’ the old BBC Third Programme in its 70th anniversary year. This particular broadcast took up 90 minutes of Radio 3 time, and it was ‘justified’ in terms of the station’s historic commitment to ‘jazz’.
But that’s enough from me. After all, isn’t Radio 3’s hidden agenda clear by now? Can’t we all sense which way the ‘BBC Music’ wind is blowing? Is it not completely obvious that for the BBC — and the only audience it cares about — to have 52 out of 57 publicly funded radio stations broadcasting corporate-owned popular music is simply too few….?
Obviously, I could write more — vastly more! — on the subject of the BBC and what is, by now, its almost unbelievably complete loss of values, standards, direction, and editorial competence. But I won’t. As it happens, I need to go and do a little ‘catch-up’ viewing via the ‘BBC iPlayer’. You see, a friend tells me that Andrew Marr earlier used his ‘flagship’ weekend political TV programme to conduct a deplorably ‘softball’ interview … with a French fascist politician … on Remembrance Sunday…
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