Conspiracy, Conspiracy Theories and Conspiracy Research

[…] by Wallace that among the visitors to his unit, Information Policy, in Northern Ireland, had been Alan Protheroe, who in 1986 was Assistant Director General of the BBC. Nicknamed ‘the Colonel’ in the BBC, Protheroe was, and may still be, a part-time soldier/intelligence officer, specialising in military-media relations. That the Assistant Director General of […]

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Disinformation: From Euros to UFOs

[…] much longer). EuroFAQ()distributed the text of a letter dated 7 August from the chair of the UK Independence Party, Jeremy Titford MEP, to the governors of the BBC. The letter included this: ‘…the news revealed by Andrew Neil, one of the BBC’s presenters, on a recent Radio 5 Live breakfast show, when he said […]

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Gordon Winter: Inside BOSS and After

[…] where credit is due. BOSS deserves a pat on the back for that brilliant disinformer. It was such a humdinger that the whole of Fleet St., the BBC and TV networks fell for it. So much so that in all the eight major TV interviews I gave the commentator always ended up by suggesting […]

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Tittle-tattle

The ties that bind The treatment of Andrew Gilligan – blamed by the internal BBC inquiry while all his superiors escaped censure – throws a little more light on the tightness of the New Labour network. Conducting the investigation was Caroline Thomson, the BBC director of policy, who is married to Roger Liddle, Tony […]

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Parallel development: the Workers Party and the Progressive Unionist Party in Northern Ireland

[…] reconstitute itself as a ‘commemorative association’. This outrageous capitulation to IRA terrorism, on the part of a ‘green Tory’ Prime Minister, was duly reported on the RTE, BBC Northern Ireland and Channel 4 News programmes on the same day. Most grotesque, was his claim that as the Official IRA, in the form of the […]

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Tittle-tattle

[…] mater, Syracuse, and thence to Washington DC where he spent time away from The Guardian in 1981 on his Lawrence M Stern Fellowship. A regular in his BBC Today studio back in London throughout was early BAP recruit Peter Mandelson, while his old friend and Project founder member Lord Robertson was busy trying to […]

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RE:

[…] UK media independence over the reporting of Iraq has been questioned following investigations by academics from Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds Universities.(23)Their research indicates that ‘…government accusations of BBC anti-war bias were unfounded: Channel 4 News was least likely to report coalition good news, with Sky News and ITV most likely. The BBC’s coverage fell […]

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Tittle-tattle

A new royalty? A few weeks before former BBC political editor Andrew Marr received two Broadcasting Press Guild awards – one as ‘best TV performer in a non-acting role’ – his journalistic colleagues were quietly made aware of a little drama in his own life. Typical of the message from editorial lawyers circulated among […]

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The British American Project for the Successor Generation

[…] the military and the civil service. Media members include Economist political editor David Lipsey, Independent economics editor Diane Coyle, Times Educational Supplement editor Caroline St John-Brooks and BBC journalists Jeremy Paxman, Isabel Hilton, Trevor Phillips and James Naughtie. BAP’s Origins The first recorded mention of the need for a ‘successor generation’ came in 1983 […]

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Re:

[…] Axis intelligence activities and resulted in its eventual independence from the SIS as the Radio Intelligence Service.(14) ‘Nation shall speak peace unto Nation’ The role of the BBC during the Cold War is examined in detail in a special issue of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television.(15) Articles include: James R. Vaughan, […]

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