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TSFM to take you up on your offer to discuss further the BBC Bias problem, here’s my synopsis of what’s been said so far, starting with:

TSFM: More paranoia I’m afraid. Sadly, it just never rests.
M: No evidence of that.

TSFM: It was about the circumstances surrounding the 57 LCF film.
M: Particularly about BBCs apparent bias wrt non-showing of 2nd half of that and the reasons.

TSFM: It had nothing to do with Peter Thomson or BBC Scotland, …
M: Straw Mannery. I only mentioned P. Thompson in regard to his halftime statement, nothing else.

TSFM:……nor did Thomson ever make that statement.
M: You’ve since said you don’t know what he said. Why the vehement denial first time?

TSFM: The tapes were not lost. A lens cap was placed over the film camera (in London) at half time and the guy forgot to go back to take it off.
M: Possible but highly improbable. He switches off the recording camera, puts on the lens cover, goes away for a ten minute break, and forgets to go back? Did the guy keep his job?

TSFM: More to do with the value the BBC placed on Scottish Football than any anti-Celtic bias.
M: At the time Scottish Football was ahead of the English version.

TSFM: Archie’s source is the same as mine. Not the BBC, but Celtic historian Pat Woods.
M: You are saying that a real sports’ journalist at BBC Sport, Archie McPherson, had to go to Pat Woods to get a sports’ story which PW had sourced in BBC Sport? Isn’t that a bit odd too? So Archie’s source was indeed the BBC, via Pat Woods.

With one or two exceptions, the Blog is a bit more patient and wide focussed than it’s sometimes given credit for. Celtic fans should not need to be apologetic for raising issues of obvious bias against the club. I hope we would all support fans and members of any club amateur or professional who feel they are being treated unfairly by officials on and off pitch, and the media. Isn’t that what the Blog is all about?

Thank you for taking the time to address the minor issue I raised, still unexplained over a half century later. Was the cause malpractice or malfeasance? Truth will out.

TSFM to take you up on your offer to discuss further the BBC Bias problem, here’s my synopsis of what’s been said so far, starting with:

TSFM: More paranoia I’m afraid. Sadly, it just never rests.
M: No evidence of that.

TSFM: It was about the circumstances surrounding the 57 LCF film.
M: Particularly about BBCs apparent bias wrt non-showing of 2nd half of that and the reasons.

TSFM: It had nothing to do with Peter Thomson or BBC Scotland, …
M: Straw Mannery. I only mentioned P. Thompson in regard to his halftime statement, nothing else.

TSFM:……nor did Thomson ever make that statement.
M: You’ve since said you don’t know what he said. Why the vehement denial first time?

TSFM: The tapes were not lost. A lens cap was placed over the film camera (in London) at half time and the guy forgot to go back to take it off.
M: Possible but highly improbable. He switches off the recording camera, puts on the lens cover, goes away for a ten minute break, and forgets to go back? Did the guy keep his job?

TSFM: More to do with the value the BBC placed on Scottish Football than any anti-Celtic bias.
M: At the time Scottish Football was ahead of the English version.

TSFM: Archie’s source is the same as mine. Not the BBC, but Celtic historian Pat Woods.
M: You are saying that a real sports’ journalist at BBC Sport, Archie McPherson, had to go to Pat Woods to get a sports’ story which PW had sourced in BBC Sport? Isn’t that a bit odd too? So Archie’s source was indeed the BBC, via Pat Woods.

With one or two exceptions, the Blog is a bit more patient and wide focussed than it’s sometimes given credit for. Celtic fans should not need to be apologetic for raising issues of obvious bias against the club. I hope we would all support fans and members of any club amateur or professional who feel they are being treated unfairly by officials on and off pitch, and the media. Isn’t that what the Blog is all about?

Thank you for taking the time to address the minor issue I raised, still unexplained over a half century later. Was the cause malpractice or malfeasance? Truth will out.


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Sorry for two in a row, but talking about expletives, is Jean Brodie OK? She’s been missing for a while.


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coineanachantaighe
August 6, 2015 at 10:58 pm
Posts link to Herald article which includes:

“RST is expected to meet with Scottish football officials to discuss how to ‘ensure that Rangers fans are treated in the same manner as other supporters in future games.'”

They obviously feel left out. It’s very fair that they want the OBFTC and other legislation applied to newclub fans equally.

Does this mean that we can expect no more police statements on the lines of ” We couldn’t stop them breaking the law, there were too many of them”?

Is this the imprimatur, excuse the expression, for police to treat all football fans equally? Should the police need such permission?

The rule of law, what a nice thought. Equality of treatment before the law, could it happen? Like RST, I hope so.


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There’s nothing new under the sun. Somebody has put up a link to the PMcG blog 8 Oct 2014. All the stuff I’ve posted above is on there already, more or less. Talk about a day late etc.

It’s the old argument. Democracy depends on freedom of speech. Should journalists be permitted to go where they like, and to say and write what they like.

Everybody connected with journalism thinks yes. Everybody familiar with some results of the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution, where it’s possible now to say virtually anything you wish true or not about any living person regardless of damage caused, thinks otherwise.

I believe there have to be checks and balances. Others think differently. It’s a pity old Solomon (the man noted for wisdom, not builders’ instruments) has passed on.


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Big Pink on “banning the press”
August 3, 2015 at 12:22 am
What Rangers have done appears to me to be stupid and counter-productive. They obviously take the view, as Celtic do over the Keevins issue, that the reporting is inaccurate and untrue.
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Am I right in interpreting that as meaning that what both Celtic and Rangers have done, Celtic in suspending Keevins’ freebies, Rangers in banning BBC cameras and personnel, is equivalent in stupidity and counter-productivity?

That’s me done. Tomorrow is here.


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ianagain says:
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August 2, 2015 at 10:42 pm
From the opening titles of Spotscene it seems none the less the BBC are showing the Peterhead game highlights, very magnanimous.

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If that’s true, it’s sad that the once proud and decent BBC seems to have joined the ranks of the grovellers. I wonder why.

Who did they lift the coverage from?


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