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The Capture and John Sweeney

Not sure how many people have watched The Capture?

Good watch about CCTV camera footage and how it can be manipulated, even though it is used as admissible evidence in court, by the people at the top of the hierarchy.

Not sure how many people have seen the story of John Sweeney?

He is the guy who headed Panorama for years, which is one of Britain's most popular investigative shows. Over the years they probed into many different high-profile people's grimy personal lives and powerful organisations' worst practices.

You only have to check Wiki's page to see some of the huge stories they have reported on:

Princess Diana

Our own Sir Alex was involved, remember the Big Sam stuff?

Fifa


Amongst many others. See below

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panorama_(TV_programme)%23Notable_programmes&ved=2ahUKEwjkq73j7o7lAhXSnFwKHTbEDSgQpYkCKAEwA3oECAcQEw&usg=AOvVaw3OHdJB8GP4wOIHBshf4vgO&cshid=1570613722660

When reading through the descriptions in the link, you can see many people complaining about the ethics of the Panorama journalists. Impartial Journalists I may add.

But it is pretty predictable, I'd say. The crooks are always going to deny their part in a corrupt scheme. Of course they are. Easy to cloud people's judgement with cries of "fake news" or "false allegations" or "I was joking when I said that".

So when the BBC were due to release a report on the much maligned anti-Islamic activist/extremist Tommy Robinson, i was very interested to hear how he'd have fallen foul of their clandestine ways of reporting.

Surely this would be the end of the, widely reported far-right racist bigot?

One organisation they never looked into was the BBC themselves - no surprise there. Don't sht on your own doorstep et al.


The result of the Robinson investigation was an unexpected one, to say the least.

It resulted in John Sweeney, self-proclaimed "Bad-boy reporter" leaving the BBC after 17 years. And we still haven't seen the programme - entitled Tommy Takedown - aired, even to this day.

One thing that was aired, on the back of the Tommy Takedown investigation by Panorama (but got 0% coverage by any of the mainstream outlets, from what I could see) was a documentary called Panodrama.

Worth a watch if, like me, you have grown up with the BBC as one of the 4 channels on National TV (pre sky of course).

If you care to watch the 1 hour long Panodrama documentary, regardless of your political beliefs, it may shine a different light on the impartial British Broadcasting Corporation that you pay your licence to every year.

I'm interested to hear how many of the politically minded people on this forum have watched Panodrama?

What your thoughts are on it?

If you can see past the person putting together the documentary and make an impartial decision on supposedly impartial reporters?

https://youtu.be/85_dMeYr8rk

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

I just don't do them.

Fully planning to do a massive bit of white collar crime as soon as my kid is 18 and I can wash myself of all responsibility.

Just one decent fraud and I'm gone.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Haha Robbing give us a shout when you're about to go rogue.

Hec fckin hell I am a bit of a conspiracy nut already, not wacky like Timmy Mallet, just interested.

You have got me thinking now.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Guy at work showed me a clip of Wackaday the other day, which was a blast fromthe past, although I did remember the words to the title music once I started listening, must be 30 years since I heard it!!

Timmy Mallet, Operation Yewtree or not?

I'll be devvo'd if he is but wouldn't rule it out after watching that clip

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

They're already using facial recognition in Kings Cross.

I've heard they're trailing FR here in Nottingham too along with 5G which people are not happy about.

Personally Ive only found 5G to be dangerous if you sniff it all at once.

comment by Admin1 (U1)

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Although i really don't like TR, not one bit. Panodrama was absolutely excellent and should be watched by absolutely everyone that gets the chance. It really shines a light on "impartial" "investigative" journalism and the grubby reality. Folk starting with a narrative and then doing everything in their power to create footage(however sketchy) that supports it.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Worth a watch by the sound of things sowill have a look this weekend.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Robbing Hoody - tell me I can't and I'll show you I can (U6374)
posted 2 hours ago
They're already using facial recognition in Kings Cross.

I've heard they're trailing FR here in Nottingham too along with 5G which people are not happy about.

Personally Ive only found 5G to be dangerous if you sniff it all at once.
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actually lolled at that haha. Classic

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Admin1 (U1)
posted 1 hour, 47 minutes ago
Although i really don't like TR, not one bit. Panodrama was absolutely excellent and should be watched by absolutely everyone that gets the chance. It really shines a light on "impartial" "investigative" journalism and the grubby reality. Folk starting with a narrative and then doing everything in their power to create footage(however sketchy) that supports it.
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Yeah he does some not so honourable stuff, and has his own agenda, but the program was startling to me. And yes, quite brilliant.

Sweeney busted another myth for me. Not all BBC employees are as accepting of diversity as I thought.

Although he is an old coffin dodger, so old habits die hard

comment by Dave (U11711)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

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(Yes, I'm aware this was probably my best post to date, but it's just so I can come back later)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Haha Dave I would never say such a thing after reading your reply to admin about bisexual hermaphroditic trees

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