No sign yet of the Evening Cancer publishing anything about the David Bishop Greenbank land sale scandal.
No doubt the fact that their Saturday columnist, Bristol’s most pompous man, George Ferguson is intimately involved in the scandal is entirely coincidental to the story’s non-appearance in what used to be the city’s paper of record before editor Mike Norton turned it into a news-free platform for idiots.
However, the Cancer does find space today for some really urgent issues of major public interest. The whole of Page 3 is turned over to the startling revelation that rain has made the Downs muddy. While over on page 6 we’re breathlessly informed that “an unidentified flying object has been photographed over Filton”.
Holding power to account once again eh lads?
Meanwhile over at, allegedly, one of the country’s finest institutions – the world famous, nothing less than 100% objective Bristol branch of the British Broadcasting Corporation – we find a similar reticence to report the news.
No doubt the fact that one of their presenters, Bristol’s most pompous man, George Ferguson (would you believe?) is intimately involved in the scandal is entirely coincidental to the story’s non-appearance in what’s supposed to be the finest news organisation in the world.
Mind you these publicly funded clots at BBC Bristol ought to be thinking about getting off their lazy arses and doing something about this story before we do something about them.
The BBC’s Editorial Guidelines are very clear about their duties, responsibilities and what we can expect of them:
Serving the public interest
We seek to report stories of significance. We will be vigorous in driving to the heart of the story and well informed when explaining it. Our specialist expertise will bring authority and analysis to the complex world in which we live. We will ask searching questions of those who hold public office and provide a comprehensive forum for public debate.
Editorial integrity & independence
The BBC is independent of both state and partisan interests. Our audiences can be confident that our decisions are influenced neither by political or commercial pressures, nor by any personal interests.
Impartiality & diversity of opinion
We strive to be fair and open minded and reflect all significant strands of opinion by exploring the range and conflict of views. We will be objective and even handed in our approach to a subject. We will provide professional judgments where appropriate, but we will never promote a particular view on controversial matters of public policy or political or industrial controversy.
I also understand, these days, it’s easy to make a complaint about them online too. You never know, if they don’t get their act together by the end of the week they may be getting a few ..