Neurosis Runs Deep At The BBC

Trees don’t want to be hugged. Children want to be hugged.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12241405

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17 Responses to Neurosis Runs Deep At The BBC

  1. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    That’s some really weird doings going on in that picture.

  2. Dave N says:

    [audio src="http://www.moviesoundscentral.com/sounds/shrek/needhug.wav" /]

  3. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    Reading the article made me yawn.

  4. Al Gored says:

    No wonder the BBC chose that photo. Treehuggers looking up at the climate changing, perhaps monitoring cloud cover or watching for falling birds or other signs of doom. They must be dressed in all natural fibers, walked there, and I suppose that tree will prevent any reproduction, helping with the population explosion.

    • Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

      watching for falling birds

      maybe something falling from birds would be better for them

      ;O)

    • Charles Higley says:

      I’ll be willing to bet that her blue sweater is die to, gasp, petrochemical dye! Then there is her red and blue scarf. What were they thinking?

      Oh, I forgot – thinking is optional.

  5. suyts says:

    lol, awww, that’s so…………. disturbing.

  6. Erik says:

    Treesome?

  7. TinyCO2 says:

    The picture reminds me of a joke. How do you catch squirrels? Have unprotected sex with a tree.

  8. Charles Higley says:

    Don’t you just love treehuggers. They have no clue that they have the ability to go out and learn about their world. They are willing to wallow in their ignorance and feel nostalgically sentimental about it and wax poetic about our impending doom.

    What drivel. We are far from any destruction. In fact, we are close to being able to take care of everything. We need to develop the undevelop countries to the level that they have the wealth, time, and resources to fix past mistakes and avoid new ones. The worst pollution is in the undeveloped countries. We need to help, not force them to develop and join us.

    Although the treehuggers like to assume that most people do not give a hoot about their environment, it might surprise them that most people DO care about their world. They do not have exclusive access to the high ground. Also,the US has done a great job in cleaning up our air, soil, and water. There is always more to do, but we have made great progress and are keeping at it. Most of the greenie complaints come from their ignorance of the bigger picture and the real limits of our practical world.

    Oh, and of course, CO2 is not a pollutant but plant food that is fertilizing our world on land and in the sea while having virtually no effect on our climate. The recent record low in Minnesota bespeaks the fact that. left on its own to prevent cooling CO2 and at the highest concentration in the last 50 years, failed miserably to prevent rampant cooling and a new record low. CO2 in not a factor here.

  9. Mohib says:

    This is a must read:

    Left-wing bias? It’s written through the BBC’s very DNA, says Peter Sissons
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1349506/Left-wing-bias-Its-written-BBCs-DNA-says-Peter-Sissons.html

    For 20 years I was a front man at the BBC, anchoring news and current affairs programmes, so I reckon nobody is better placed than me to answer the question that nags at many of its viewers — is the BBC biased?

    In my view, ‘bias’ is too blunt a word to describe the subtleties of the pervading culture. The better word is a ‘mindset’. At the core of the BBC, in its very DNA, is a way of thinking that is firmly of the Left.

    By far the most popular and widely read newspapers at the BBC are The Guardian and The Independent. Producers refer to them routinely for the line to take on running stories, and for inspiration on which items to cover. In the later stages of my career, I lost count of the number of times I asked a producer for a brief on a story, only to be handed a copy of The Guardian and told ‘it’s all in there’….

    I am in no doubt that the majority of BBC staff vote for political parties of the Left. But it’s impossible to do anything but guess at the numbers whose beliefs are on the Right or even Centre-Right. This is because the one thing guaranteed to damage your career prospects at the BBC is letting it be known that you are at odds with the prevailing and deep-rooted BBC attitude towards Life, the Universe, and Everything….

    Whatever the United Nations is associated with is good — it is heresy to question any of its activities. The EU is also a good thing, but not quite as good as the UN. Soaking the rich is good, despite well-founded economic arguments that the more you tax, the less you get. And Government spending is a good thing, although most BBC people prefer to call it investment, in line with New Labour’s terminology.

    All green and environmental groups are very good things. Al Gore is a saint. George Bush was a bad thing, and thick into the bargain. Obama was not just the Democratic Party’s candidate for the White House, he was the BBC’s. Blair was good, Brown bad, but the BBC has now lost interest in both….

    Moreover, making progress these days doesn’t mean just achieving the influence and prestige of a senior job with the world’s greatest broadcaster, once considered reward enough. For those breaking through into the senior ranks, there’s now big, big money and a gold-plated pension to be had. Which is why, although there has been plenty of grumbling on the shop floor about the escalation of pay for top BBC managers in recent years, it’s muted. No one wants to wreck his or her chances of a well-paid place in the promised land. The newsroom has many talented journalists of middle rank, who know what’s wrong with the organisation, but who don’t rock the boat for fear of blowing their futures.

  10. Andy Weiss says:

    Like anyone can regulate the climate one way or another!

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