bbc r4 screws up again …

Tonights broadcast presented at the close of ‘PM’ at near 6pm by Evan Davies of ‘a curlew’ intended Evan tells us to add relief to the turmoil of present day political fractions and splinters but instead WAS NOT in any way the otherwise delightful memory of springtime upland and moorland curlew birdsong; it was an otherwise unheard screech or distress and quite difficult to pin down as in any way ‘curlew’ and in heavens above any way ‘delightful’.   Oh dear error upon error Evan.

Evan Davis and his patchy 5pm bbc r4 news prog cannot help but drop clangers, bbc r4 itself is full of error, witness the continuing inability to match mic levels, it is oh so irritating to have to lean back from my machine work and turn up the audio to hear the other side of a conversation. Who do they employ for sound engineers?  Theres a particularly irritating female presenter often Sat pm that is so difficult to hear, a voice definitely NOT made for radio.

Another instance… Laurie Taylor in his otherwise useful ‘Thinking Allowed’ insists on utterly irritating music links or fillers, a really unwanted over-loud blast into my otherwise controlled environment.

Whilst I’m busy wingeing re bbc r4 … please would r4 output realise much of its so-called comedy output is utterly cringe-making, a turn off in all senses.

Okay, rant over.

Repulsed at trump …

Basically he is a fair imitation of a turd, stinking unwelcome and at every turn an embarrasment. Theres no excuse now, its gone too far.

Todays Helsinki charade with lover boy / puppet master Putin was indeed a shambles.

Treason is fair comment and the most prevelant response; a gold plated shit.

One to one behind closed doors, no advisers present, no agenda, no goals, no minutes kept … COME ON AMERICA GET REAL !!

I think its time the American public, Senate, whatever turned on this con-man called trump and moved forward, but as bbc r4 ‘The World Tonight’ mentioned it would be seen as a coup and so traditional democratic voting practice must be followed ie 2020.

trumps twenty word vocab was at straining point, if he turned up for a job I’d never give him one, theres nothing he can do. He trashed his own Intel people to side with Putin, wow they really must have the dirt on him, financial and whatever. Seemed very much to be reading Putins script and sounding dumb whilst doing it.

My heart bleeds for men of integrity in America, he is fast selling you to the lowest bidder.

Likewise these last couple of days Elon Musk has shown a side that is utterly repulsive. To insult a man and in turn all the team when they have successfuly carried out a most gargantuan feat in rescuing the trapped bods in a Thailand cave system demonstrates a most nasty ego. Musk is often referred to as an ‘engineer’ but I think not, a writer of code ie paypal but nothing more. His cars are certainly not as green as they are promoted, far better no cars at all, they will soon date once eventually delivered and praise as Eliot noted must never be over lavished; something needing to be noted by his busy online sycophants.  And whats this thing about space travel, lets look at home first. Colonise Mars crap repels me, wow thats a pleasant wake up each morning, looking out over …. nothing. If Musk really had worked as ‘an engineer’ in the sense that I know the term ie practical hands-on physical objects of complication (that sometimes can go wrong when you least want them to) he would know to keep quiet, not to barge into situations thinking he knows it all.

Third gripe tonight and its not easy to avoid A1 first class blunders on present day media and broadcasting was a final piece on bbc r4 ‘The World Tonight’ that informed us of the Human Zoo exhibited in 1958 in Belgium, unfortunate folk from the Congo literally fed peanuts and bananas by visitors/ gawping twits. Thankfully it was shut down. But what the piece did not mention was the prior previous involvement of Belgium with the Congo. Astoundingly dire, of a huge scale, shameful and still to this day not fully acknowledged. To mention one but not the other leaves the listening public woefully underinformed.

https://www.historytoday.com/tim-stanley/belgiums-heart-darkness

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/belgiums-genocidal-colonial-legacy-haunts-the-country-s-future-a7984191.html

Postscript : earlier at 5:35 pm bbc r4 ‘PM Programme’ we had a most odd adulatory intro to the Elon Musk Thai cave story, a whole load of how he is so clever, is saving the planet (!) etc  ….. some naive young girlie reporter really did demonstrate her inexperience. How does this material get past vetting or a dry ‘run-through’? My view as I near retirement is that I know more than these people, maybe less an IQ but at least some common sense. bbc r4 has mostly nearly always throughout the trump Presidency given him the benefit of the doubt and mostly never even reacted to trumps obvious lies, nonsense and bluster.