Answer: The BBC and their friends in the Liberal-Lefty media hate them both with a passion.
The advert proclaimed that BBC Panorama would be investigating the rich and the powerful and how they stash their cash in Panamanian offshore trusts. I have to confess I almost choked on my late night bag of walnuts.
Hmmm. Wasn’t it but a few years ago when certain members of what the BBC charmingly refer to as its pool of ‘talent’ were having their fat BBC paycheques paid into ‘tax efficient’ offshore accounts themselves?
Which just goes to show that it’s always the witch-finders you should really fear.
If you’ve been watching BBC over the last few evenings you couldn’t have avoided this Panorama teaser. It’s been everywhere. For there’s nothing the BBC likes more than exposing corruption, provided of course it’s taking place outside Broadcasting House.
Sure enough as the ad promised to name and shame the tax avoiders an image of Vladimir Putin flashed onto the screen. Now the BBC don’t like Mr Putin one little bit. Out of the endless list of people they could have chosen to illustrate the ‘rich and powerful’ they predictably opted for the Russian PM.
For Mr Putin’s opposition to open borders, mass immigration and islamification of Europe puts him very firmly on the ‘wrong’ side of BBC-think. Thus, whenever the opportunity arises the corporation attempt to drag his name through the mud - just what you’d expect from an ‘objective’ tax-payer funded news organisation I guess.
The Russian prime-minister is not the only figure of hate at the BBC. There is another high profile figure also opposed to open borders, mass immigration and islamification of his nation: Donald Trump.
Very revealing it was this week when the BBC news 'reported' on Mr Trump’s recent defeat in the Wisconsin primary. The corporation just couldn’t hide their glee.
“How odd,” I thought. For this is the same BBC that has not reported on a single one of the Republican frontrunner’s many and very substantial primary victories to date. And you can bet your bottom dollar there will not be a single word about the next primary – New York – where a Trump landslide is expected.
But hey that’s the modern BBC. Such transparent tactics merely patronise viewers of course, not that this unduly seems to worry the sloppy corporation.
In the age of social media such blatantly dishonest tactics far from leading the debate, simply expose the BBC’s own bias. Perhaps there are indeed some individuals out there unaware of Trump's stunning string of victories, maybe there's even a few unwary souls out there who still take the BBC at their word, but if there are they must be few and far between.
If there is a positive to draw from the dishonesty of the BBC then it lies in the fact that the more they obfuscate, the more they attempt to push their own ‘narrative’ at the expense of objectivity, the more irrelevant they must ultimately become. Of course the fact that the BBC hates Trump should not dictate how they chop and shape the news. But it does.
It’s laughable really. Imagine the scenario: a bunch of BBC jobsworths selecting and editing the news in an attempt to propagate the chosen ‘narratives’ of their paymasters. And all the while, as they congratulate themselves on their handiwork, the real facts are just a click away. Bless.
Twenty years ago they would have got away with it, too. But just try telling the BBC that. In BBC land it’s still 1980 and people faithfully believe whatever the BBC tells them. Mind you back in those days the corporation could still claim to operate with at least a modicum of objectivity. Times change.
Take the Ted Cruz sex scandal currently melting down Twitter and possibly one of the biggest ever scandals to hit US politics. Given the BBC have cunningly chosen to ignore this story, what's the betting they think the UK has never heard the grisly tale of Ted and his five mistresses?
Oh how they wished it could have been Trump. Just imagine the coverage.
So what do you do if you happen to chance upon a BBC news editor or administrator one of these fine days? Pretend you know nothing about results of US primaries? Feign ignorance of Lyin' Ted Cruz? I mean I'd really hate for them to think their clever schemes and ruses are having absolutely no effect. How Embarrassing.
"No! Really! You don't say! Trump is getting whacked in the US primaries?" Just remember to say it with a straight face. "What's that? Ted Cruz is not involved in the biggest political scandal for decades?" And you can stop that sniggering. Say it like you mean it.
It all started going downhill for the BBC the day it became a mouthpiece for the Liberal-Left, when it uncritically became the televisual equivalent of that odious far left rag, The Guardian.
Seen in this context it’s much easier to understand the hatred towards Putin and Trump. Like all effeminate liberals, above all the BBC hates action, the thought of doing scares the hell out of them. They prefer the status quo.
Somewhere in their minds they understand that open borders is nought but a pipe dream, but like the Liberals they are they simply can’t bear to discuss the real world. Those who do instantly belong to the ‘far right’ (a favourite BBC meme).
Probably there’s a part of their brains that does appreciate whole scale migration of Africa and huge swathes of Asia into Europe just doesn’t go, but just try to get them to admit it. And that I guess is the fundamental difference between a conservative and Liberal. While the right deals in reality, the Liberal-left prefers comforting idealism.
This distaste of action certainly helps to explain their reverence for that most effete of US presidents Barack Obama. Above all else the BBC admire ineffectuality. Politicians who espouse change, action, getting things done affront the natural cowardice at the heart of every Liberal.
Thus the hatred for politicians like Trump or Putin.
But ask your average BBC administrator, presenter or governor precisely why they hate these two men and I have no doubt they’ll mutter some platitude or other. What they invariably will not be able to do is analyse their own prejudice let alone trace its genesis.
It’s a scenario that brings to mind Orwell’s 1984. Perhaps it’s hardly coincidence that Orwell spent several years on the BBC payroll as a producer for its eastern service. Soon after he wrote his nightmarish vision of the future.
Did he have the BBC in mind when he created the sinister Ministry of Truth? For those unfamiliar with the book, the MOT purports to report the news, but in actuality is engaged in pumping out the ruling party’s propaganda. Another part of their work involves rewriting the past to tally with the elitist’s latest ‘narratives.’
Opinions that do not coincide with those of the ruling party are called ‘wrong think.’ And those who hold such opinions must hide them away for fear of getting on the ‘wrong’ side of the elite.
The Inner circle of the party are all powerful – BBC governors and Guardian oligarchs in our currency. Then comes the outer party – faithful water carriers who propagate their master’s messages – the equivalent of a BBC presenter, Guardian journalist or university academic.
At certain times of the day outer party minions are expected to drop everything, make their way over to one of the ubiquitous telescreens where they await the appearance of Emmanuel Goldstein – enemy of the ruling party – Trump or Putin to the minions in Broadcasting House or Guardian House.
The logic is simple: In order to keep their minions under control, a figure of hate is required – a figure whom minions have been brainwashed into believing threatens their very existence. Minions are encouraged, nay compelled to take part in this daily ritual.
Two minute hate is when party members are expected to scream, yell and hurl abuse at the figure of hate. And hate they do. For not to hate Goldstein (Trump or Putin) is to incur the wrath of the party…
The next time you hear BBC acolytes such as David Mitchell and his wife Victoria Coren offering to house, clothe and feed complete strangers; the next time you hear an Emma Thompson or an Emily Watson demanding open borders; the next time you hear one of those panel show pipsqueaks Trump-bashing, be not surprised. There is a very simple explanation.
For The Big Brother Corporation is watching, checking the 'correctness' of their opinions, ensuring only those with the 'correct' opinions benefit from BBC gold.
And they know very well that anyone who dares question BBC-think will become a broadcasting 'unperson' faster than you can say four billion pounds of licence fee payer's cash.
The BBC. Where it really does pay (oh how it pays) to hold the 'right' opinions.