One doesn’t need ‘mega brains’ to figure out that the BBC Wales English language services are under the control of Welsh speaking nationalists and this has been the case for many years now.
Its current Director Rhodri Talfan Davies was appointed back in 2011 through family inheritance as his father had the job before him and before that Rhodri’s father got the job from his father!
The Talfan Davies family dynasty has an absolute and the total grip of BBC’s editorial policy with an agenda to promote and impose the Welsh language upon the Welsh majority that closely mirrors the aims and intent of the Welsh Labour’s Governance under its Welsh speaking First Ministers (Carwyn Jones currently and Rhodri Morgan before him).
The broader issues raised above including the shameless Welsh language propaganda by the BBC’s Welsh speaking broadcasters on the English language programmes (Huw Edwards and many others) will be dealt with at some other time but for now the principal aim of this article is to highlight the plight of ordinary people who dare to challenge the almighty BBC CYMRU Wales.
There are not many opportunities available to Welsh people to ‘debate’ the Welsh politics via BBC Wales and in most cases the ‘freedom’ to do so is closely monitored by the invisible and unaccountable ‘moderators’ who operate upon the so-called ‘reactively-moderated’ criteria that must obey the BBC’s house rules’.
The best way to illustrate the control and influence of these ‘moderators’ on any debate is by using specific examples on how BBC Wales’ ‘reactive moderation’ works in practice:
Not long ago David Cornock (BBC Wales’ Parliamentary Correspondent) wrote a blog entitled ‘Tax row on menu’ feedback enabled via the comments section that many people including myself often use and where most of us see it as an opportunity to raise important Welsh politics-specific issues that BBC Wales generally prefers to keep away from the Welsh public.
In my case I try to keep my comments short, factual and topical. My contribution to David’s blog was a simple note that challenged the logic of the UK’s Government backtracking on its prior and formal undertaking not to devolve taxation to the Welsh Government without a referendum as in my view this equated to rewarding the Welsh Government’s failure of handling the existing powers with yet more powers – This comment didn’t survive the wrath of BBC moderation and was quickly removed together with many other contributions that laboured this very point!
It didn’t take long for the Welsh Nationalist trolls to react and they did so even before ‘moderators’ sanitised the blog. As per usual the trolls use fictitious names but are always consistent in terms of their predictability and reliance on often vile and appalling insults to make their points.
My comment (32) was writen as a direct response to a derogatory comment (28) that apeared on the blog and it was structured in a way that would make BBC’s ‘moderators’ see RED and as I expected it was quickly deleted!
The next part is a straight copy from BBC Wales Politics web pages:
BBC Wales – Slur 21.01.16
Tax row on menu as Osborne has Welsh Tories for lunch
David Cornock Parliamentary correspondent, Wales
32. Posted by Jacques Protic
2 minutes ago
I get deleted within nanoseconds by BBC’s ‘moderators’ when I raise BBC CYMRU incompetence and imposition of the Welsh language. When people use racist slur against me that’s OK – See comment Lucas #28!!
28. Posted by Lucas
56 Minutes ago
Jacques Protic “no one is listening” – Why should anyone listen to a Serbian immigrant who attacks anything and everything Welsh?
Comment number 32. Posted by Jacques Protic
8 minutes ago
This comment was removed because it broke the house rules.
As expected my post was quickly ‘DELETED’ but comment 28 stayed prominent for some considerable time afterwards (Eventually it was removed through an intervention of a ‘well meaning’ third party), but I would have preferred to see it on the permanent record as it depicts the warped mind-set of BBC Wales and its moderators who do not tolerate any challenge to the Celtic governance of Wales or any critique of the imposition of the Welsh language.
In conclusion a truly sad time for Wales and democracy when publicly funded BBC CYMRU Wales allows its staff to promote a racist slur against individuals who they see as a threat by trying to expose the obscene privileges granted to the ‘More Equal Minority’ in the post-devolution Wales.
I find it difficult to comprehend how on earth Tony Hall (BBC’s Director General) and for that matter the BBC CYMRU Wales Trustees can tolerate and do nothing about what many people see as a blatant abuse of Broadcasting Standards where impartiality and objectivity is compromised for the benefit of the new Welsh order, nationalist priorities and for BBC Cymru Wales’ own agenda?
Perhaps Tony Hall and the BBC Trust will be kind enough to respond to this and explain to a simple pleb of Serbian origins, how is it possible to run a publicly owned organisation through a family dynasty with an agenda to socially engineer Wales for the benefit of a minority and how is it possible that after years of this practice that nothing has been done to redress the issue?
This is not the first time that the Welsh nationalist trolls have used my ethnic origins as a proof that anyone of Serbian descent can have a rational view of the Welsh politics and by implication anything I say or write is to be disregarded – Sadly there are plenty of examples of this premise on BBC Wales web pages alone! – Welcome to the Orwellian Wales!
The only sensible remedy for BBC’s Trustees is to separate BBC English Language from BBC Welsh Language broadcasting and make them into two separate and independent organisations (BBC Wales English language broadcasting must be free of the Welsh language Commissioner and free of the ‘Essential Welsh speaking staff’) – Doing nothing is not an option as BBC Cymru Wales has abused its dual linguistic responsibility by prioritising Welsh speakers and the Welsh language throughout its structure and often above standards – including competence!
Finally a quick overview of the Talfan Davies family dynasty and it’s BBC Wales pedigree:
Rhodri Talfan Davies Director of BBC Wales (Controller job re-named) since 2011, son of former Controller (1990-2000) Geraint Talfan Davies, grandson of Aneurin Talfan Davies, former Head of Programmes at BBC Wales (1966-1970), and finally Godson of Menna Richards, former Controller of BBC Wales (2000-2011).
Jacques Protic 10.02.2016