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If this was the Battle of Britain, the BBC would be the Nazi’s Best Weapon

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Don’t watch the catastrophe news.

We know how serious this is. We’ve heard the same answers to the same questions repeated over and over again on all channels. Special reports from intensive care units are unbearable once you’ve seen them a dozen times.  Its almost like glorifcation of the suffering. Would such constant, unremmitting catastrophising have given us the backbone to get through the Blitz?

For all the blathering about ‘mental health’, nothing could be worse than the neverending repetition of suffering from the news channels. Not the way to develop the strength and perseverance we need.

Journalism pretends to high ideals but again and again it lets us down with its self-serving exploitation of news.  We need information, truth, analysis, insight. What we do not need is hour after hour of pandemic porn.

Written by Peter Reynolds

January 23, 2021 at 11:18 pm

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  1. Absolutely right Peter, I stopped watching it a while ago. There is no analysis truth or insight on the BBC and other MSM.


    January 23, 2021 at 11:55 pm

  2. Thing is Peter this is a true emergency, indeed crisis isn’t a too strong a word. I know a nurse who lives a couple of doors down he road and she was telling me about the conditions in the local hospital, the N&NUH. it is truly frightening and the staff are being driven to exhaustion.

    It’s not a case of needing to keep moral up or to maintain a stiff upper lip in the face of an enemy or any of that churchillian guff, it’s about making people realise just what is happening. The truth is we don’t really have a way to fight this war other than keeping person to person contact as low as possible. The vaccine will, hopefully, reduce the infection rate but it won’t solve the problem, at least not quickly.

    I think the title of this entry is unwarranted frankly. It’s unlikely we’ll be seeing a return to normal any time soon. The per capita death rate in the UK is almost twice that of the USA and one of the worst in the world, we are close to seeing something truly horrific if we’re not very careful, I hope to god I’m wrong.


    January 24, 2021 at 12:14 am

    • Keeping morale up is exactly what we need to do and where our national broadcaster and others are letting us down. Any idiot who doesn’t understand what is really happening or is still sticking to their anti-lockdown nonsese is a fifth columnist as far as I’m concerned.

      If there are bullets flying about morale is vital and so it is, perhaps more so, with this invisible enemy.

      Peter Reynolds

      January 24, 2021 at 11:26 am

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