On Monday evening they virtually accused the entire (white) British population of the UK of being racist in their alleged documentary Is Britain Racist? According to this programme the entire (white) British population of the UK is racist and those who don't acknowledge as much are just in a state of denial. However, it's not all bad news. Not everybody in the UK is racist. Ethnic minorities are not and neither, you'll be relieved to know, is the BBC.
Then came the final of the Great British Bake-Off with its line-up of contestants drawn straight from the pages of some lefty handbook of diversity and equality. It is a line-up that has certainly produced plenty of comment on social media.
This perfect blend of ethnicities seemed almost too-good-to-be-true, engineered almost. No smoke without fire? Well, the corporation's enthusiasm for positive discrimination has long been known, manifest in a disproportionate amount of media personnel who hail from ethnic minorities. I mean you wouldn't put it past them.
The wider point is that by not only supporting but promoting a multi-culturist/pro-mass immigration agenda with what can only be described as zeal, the BBC is an organisation that has clearly demonstrated it is one than can no longer be trusted in terms of objectivity. Nadiya may well be the best baker in Britain. Who knows? The BBC have to be taken on their word. And herein lies the problem.
Had the programme been produced by a politically unbiased organisation then frankly the debate would not have even begun. Predictably, before the ovens had even had time to cool down, the 'news' of Nadiya's success was plastered all over the media from BBC news programmes to purring Guardian columnists. Manna from heaven.
Blimey, you couldn't have scripted it any better than this. Indeed, the bleeding hearts have seized on Nadiya with the same alacrity not to mention opportunism they displayed with the drowned Syrian boy. Nothing is sacred for this lot - death on a Turkish beach, triumph on a British cookery programme - they're really not that choosy, just as long as it pushes forward their multi-culturist agenda.
So where does this leave the BBC - that bastion of objectivity so generously funded by licence fee payers up and down the country? (a good deal of whom are despised by this very same pack of ultra-leftists who they fund so lavishly) What about trust? For trusting an organisation like the BBC, one which becomes ever more political with each passing day, is not as easy as it might once have been. Would the BBC engineer a television programme in such a cynical way purely to push forward their own multi-culturist agenda? Regrettably, the answer must be yes they would.
The theme continued on Radio 4 in today's edition of Women's Hour. Like a dog that just can't let go of that tasty bone, the corporation 'investigated' yet more examples of racism British-style. A young (black) clubber told a harrowing story of how she had been denied entrance to a London night-club. She also told us her skin colour was black. Ergo she had been a victim of racism. Open and shut case.
Only it wasn't quite that simple. In the very same breath the girl told us that she had been in the club in the past. Pardon? I thought I was hearing things. Was she really saying that the same night-club that she had accused of racism had also allowed her entry in the past? So how precisely does that work?
Surprise, surprise the BBC presenter completely failed to pick-up on this glaring contradiction. So, was the night-club in question denying her entry on a regular basis? Was this a one-off? Was the club denying entry to other clubbers? White clubbers? Were the door staff white or black? Alas, such details were never discussed. When it comes to racism, anecdotal is more than good enough for the BBC.
From what I could gather the girl in question had, one night, been denied access to a club that she frequents on a fairly regular basis. According to the club, she had not been on the guest-list that evening. Popular night-clubs do indeed have guest-lists - a fact blithely ignored by the programme.
To confuse matters further the programme chose to throw in sizeism too. Apparently London night clubs don't allow overweight (women) into clubs either. So had the clubber been refused entry because of race or weight? "It's a mix of everything," she replied. By now it wasn't exactly clear what the accusation was: racist? sizeist? xenaphobia? islamophobic? Hard to say. They were however clear on one thing: there had certainly been discrimination. It was just a case of finding the right sort.
It won't surprise you to know that the studio guests chosen to 'discuss' the issue were all fervent paid-up members of discriminatory Britain. Where they could find no direct evidence to support their contentions they spoke of 'subtle' discrimination....
"I might be exaggerating," said one of the guests at one point as she expounded her sexist, sizeist, racist anti-British theories, which by the way, was by far the most intelligent remark made during the entire programme.
Blimey when I think of the amount of times my pals and I were knocked back from clubs in our heyday. I mean we took it on the chin. Went off to another club or went home to sulk. What we most certainly did not do was immediately assume a victimisation mentality:
Scene: Outside the Grafton Night-Club, Liverpool (cerca 1990)
Not tonight lads.
I say, Is it 'coz we is white?
Ok, then is it 'coz we is middle-class?
Is it 'coz we is male?
Erm, ok, let's see...must be something...
Is it 'coz we is from Liverpool?
Is it 'coz we is white, middle class, scouse, males?
Are you quite sure?
Oh. OK. Well, cheerio then! You'll be relieved to know that you won't be hearing from our lawyers.
So, there you have it. "a clear case of widespread discrimination' according to the presenter. You must have noticed that UK night-clubs are 100% bastions of all things white. Apparently you will not see a person of black ethnicity in a UK night-club. Why? Because we're racists. Our night clubs are racist too (not forgetting sizeist). Phew! What a country to live in.
And how do we know we are all a bunch of 'orrible racists?
Why, because the BBC say so. And who but the most unstable amongst us would take issue with these people?
Is Britain Racist? BBC3, Tuesday 5th October >>>