Sunday, 17 February 2019

The BBC has announced a successor to Gary Lineker

In a series of further announcements, the BBC...

...confirmed that it had drafted in Gina Miller to oversee its editorial coverage between now and so-called Brexit Day on 29th March to ensure that it meets the highest possible standards of impartiality, while Jussie Smollett, a star of Fox's TV series, Empire, who last week walked into a Chicago police station with a noose around his neck claiming to have been attacked by two white Trump supporters, has been appointed as the Corporation's new Anti-Fake News Tsar. (You can read about Mr. Smollett's horrifying ordeal in the BBC Online News item, "Jussie Smollett 'paid Nigerian brothers to attack him'", posted earlier today.)

The BBC refused to confirm rumours that a replacement for its veteran political presenter, Andrew Neil, will be chosen from a short-list of four candidates consisting of Owen Jones, Laurie Penny, Polly Toynbee and Diane Abbott. But it did confirm three new documentary series: Why Christianity Is Crap, to be written and presented by Professor Richard Dawkins; a six-part history of the Israel-Palestine conflict, The Jews Are to Blame for Everything, to be presented by Roger Waters; and a one-off special, Churchill: The Wickedest Man Who Ever Lived, to be fronted by noted historian John McDonnell.

1 comment:

  1. Your African football commentator [priceless, by the way]. In the Spectator this week Rod Liddle is banging on yet again about the BBC diversity targets. He says that the latest diktat states that at least 8% of people on TV must be disabled. He goes on:" Luckily for the BBC staff, I believe that these days being as thick as pig-shit also qualifies as a disability, so that's the quota on Match of the Day and Newsnight filled immediately." So your African commentator will have to stay put.

    The BBC Director of Diversity is Tunde Ogungbesan.