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MottoNation Shall Speak Peace Unto Nation
Formation18 October 1922
FounderJohn Reith
HeadquartersBroadcasting House, London, United Kingdom
Leaders• Director-General of the BBC
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A state propaganda apparatus disguised as a quasi-autonomous public service corporation.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the largest broadcasting organisation in the world.[1] In terms itself an "autonomous public service broadcaster"[1] operating under a royal charter[2]. The BBC's main responsibility under its charter is to provide "public service broadcasting" within the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Outside the United Kingdom the BBC broadcasts commercially funded channels such as BBC America, BBC Canada, and BBC World News. It also has a substantial presence on the internet.[3]


The BBC was the first national state broadcasting organisation. [4] Founded on as the 'British Broadcasting Company Ltd', it was subsequently granted a Royal Charter [2] and was made a publicly funded corporation in 1927. The stated mission of the BBC is "to inform, educate and entertain" - as laid down by Parliament in the BBC Charter; [5].

The BBC is run by the BBC Trust (strapline: "Getting the best out of the BBC for licence fee payers")[6]. Per its charter, its should be "free from both political and commercial influence and answer[able] only to its viewers and listeners".[7]

The 1926 General Strike

Full article: 1926 United Kingdom general strike

The UK General Strike of 1926 indicated how the BBC was to be run. John Reith, then general manager of the BBC (later BBC director general), confided to his diary: "The Cabinet decision is really a negative one. They want to be able to say that they did not commandeer us, but they know they can trust us not to be really impartial." [8] Reith explained it like this "since the BBC was a national institution, and since the government in this crisis was acting for the people... the BBC was for the government in the crisis too."[9]

John Pilger contrasts the actual implementation of a policy on impartiality with the literal meaning. He stated in 2007 that The BBC began in 1922, just before the corporate press began in America. Its founder was Lord John Reith, who believed that impartiality and objectivity were the essence of professionalism. In the same year the British establishment was under siege. The unions had called a general strike and the Tories were terrified that a revolution was on the way. The new BBC came to their rescue. In high secrecy, Lord Reith wrote anti-union speeches for the Tory Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin and broadcast them to the nation, while refusing to allow the labor leaders to put their side until the strike was over. So, a pattern was set. Impartiality was a principle certainly: a principle to be suspended whenever the establishment was under threat. And that principle has been upheld ever since. [10]

Deep state control

Full article: BBC/Deep state control

Bilderberg trustee and steering committee member, Marcus Agius is a Senior Independent Director of the BBC and was the first non-executive director appointed to the BBC's new Executive Board.[11] The clearest evidence is that the BBC remains de facto subservient to the deep state is in its handling of deep events.

Vetting by the Intelligence Services

Perhaps the clearest evidence that the covert control exercised over the BBC throughout the post WW2 period to about the mid 1980's is provided by the systematic MI5 vetting of senior (and not-so-senior) BBC appointments and projects.[12] Daphne Park, a senior MI6 officer, was a governer of the BBC from 1982 to 1986.

Andrew Gilligan affair

A latter-day example of BBC subservience was provided by the treatment accorded Andrew Gilligan, one of its reporters, over his broadcast claims about the 'sexing up' of the 'Iraq Dossier' used to justify the UK's participation in the invasion of Iraq and which led to the death of UN Weapons Inspector Dr David Kelly. In spite of Gilligan's claims being largely vindicated by subsequent revelations, he was forced to resign from the BBC, as was its Chairman Gavyn Davies and its Director General Greg Dyke.

BBC rejects humanitarian appeal

In the 2008/2009 attack on Gaza by Israel known as Operation Cast Lead killed at least 1,417 people[13] (mostly women and children) were killed and more than 3,000 homes and hundreds of other properties, including factories, workshops, animal farms and orchards, as well as government buildings, police stations and prisons, were destroyed and more than 20,000 were damaged.[14][15]

"The level of human suffering and destruction I saw today is, from any angle, heartbreaking. It is shocking that civilians suffered so disproportionately in this military operation".
UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes, 22 January 2009

The Disasters Emergency Committee launched a public appeal to support its humanitarian relief efforts in Gaza, which the BBC refused to broadcast on grounds of "Upholding the BBC's hard won reputation for impartiality"[16][17] [18] The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, accused the broadcaster of taking sides, "This is not a row about impartiality but rather about humanity". Communities secretary Hazel Blears said: "I sincerely hope the BBC will urgently review its decision."[19] It did not.


Full article: BBC/Propaganda

Not all BBC material should be thought of as propaganda - the majority of it is the work of well intentioned people. Nevertheless, it would be naive to assume that it is all produced in good faith. Considering its motto "Nation Shall Speak Peace Unto Nation", the exploitation of the BBC for war propaganda is as hypocritical as it is odious. Robert Stuart deserves commendation for his efforts to expose the case of Dr Rola in this regard.

Exceptional material

Alan Francovich's 1992 expose of Operation Gladio is the exception to the rule about BBC output pushing the UK establishment's official narrative

The BBC does broadcast highly creditable material on occasions, and has even broadcast material which has assisted in revealing the deep state. Most notable in this regard is Allan Francovich's 1992 expose of Operation Gladio, which was broadcast once on BBC 2. Film maker Adam Curtis stopped short of exposing 9/11 as a false flag attack, but his series The Power of Nightmares did argue powerfully on BBC that Al Qaeda was a creation of the US government and that fear of "terrorism" was being used cynically for political purposes.



In 2015, while the Operation Yewtree into abuse allegations from within the British media was going on, John Lydon of The Sex Pistols announced in an interview in which he made comments about the rumours surrounding the BBC TV and Radio presenter Jimmy Savile, that he was banned from the BBC for his accusations in 1978. In the 2010s, he announced that he believed his exclusion from the broadcasting service was the result of someone from high up in the BBC wanting to silence the allegations against Savile. Allegations which, unfortunately, proved to be true.

BBC banned Johnny Rotten in 1978 for telling the truth about Jimmy Savile


The BBC is censored on topics of particular importance to the deep state. On occasions the BBC has commissioned and paid for exposes but then failed to broadcast them after intervention from senior establishment figures.[20] For example, like the rest of the commercially-controlled media, they followed the 9-11 attacks by countless repeats of the collapse of World Trade Centers 1 & 2 (often with an inset image of Osama Bin Laden), but for years had literally nothing to say about 9-11/WTC7. They also removed reference to Bin Laden's murder from an interview with Benazir Bhutto.[21]

Full article: BBC/Censorship
A video from the archives shows the BBC reporting on the collapse of WTC Building 7 over twenty minutes before it fell at 5:20pm on the afternoon of 9/11. The incredible footage shows BBC reporter Jane Standley talking about the collapse of the Salomon Brothers Building while it remains standing in the live shot behind her head. How did the BBC know that it was going to collapse? And why did they report the collapse when it is clearly standing in the background?


Within the UK, it is funded principally by an annual television licence fee, which is charged to all United Kingdom households, companies and organisations using any type of equipment to record and/or receive live television broadcasts. The level of the fee is set annually by the UK Government and agreed by Parliament. In 2012, Tony Rooke refused to pay his BBC license, citing Section 15 of the 2000 Terrorism Act, which states that "it is an offence for someone to invite another to provide money, intending that it should be used, or having reasonable cause to suspect that it may be used, for terrorism purposes".[22]


The BBC uses anti-white discrimination for job applications.[23]

Many BBC employees have white guilt.

White people were banned from applying for jobs in June 2021.[24]

BBC Radio London fired two popular presenters Robert Elms and Jo Good because they are white.[25]


Full article: COVID-19/Media Manipulation

The BBC has pushed the ON on COVID. During that time they have taken on some interesting hires.


The BBC has always had a close relationship with the military.[26]

Between 2007 and 2008, longtime BBC producer and news presenter Victoria Cook was simultaneously collecting a paycheck from NATO, working as a journalist and media trainer.[27]

Oana Lungescu left her job as a correspondent at the BBC World Service in 2010 to take a job as a NATO spokesperson.[28]

Another BBC employee who went through the BBC-to-NATO-pipeline is Mark Laity, who left his position as the network’s defense correspondent to become the deputy spokesman to NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson.[29]

David McGee also left his role as a news producer for the BBC to work for NATO – in this case as a media manager, where he, in his own words, "Provided PR support to military and civilian stakeholders for external communications audience," and, "Undertook crisis management of news events for [the] U.S. military."[30]

Terence Sach, who left his job as an intelligence and security analyst at the U.K. Ministry of Defense in 2017 to become an information security specialist at the BBC.[31]

Between 1994 and 2014, for example, Sulaiman Radmanish worked for the BBC World Service, primarily helping to produce content targeting the Afghan population. Over a similar time period (2005-2014), he worked as a video editor for NATO, "edit[ing] short Psyops clips"[32] according to his LinkedIn profile. It is surely no coincidence that his work with both the BBC and NATO ended in the same year as Britain’s withdrawal from Afghanistan – a country it had been occupying since 2001.

Another operative with one foot in both NATO and the BBC was Bojan Lazic. At the same time as being a full-time [[psychological operations] specialist for NATO, Lazic moonlighted as a BBC technical consultant. This employment coincided with NATO’s bombing of Lazic’s homeland of Yugoslavia.[33]

One example of this is the BBC’s newly appointed Khushru Cooper, BBC’s head of assurance, also is a commissioned British Army officer – a post he has held for 20 years.[34]


The BBC has not been immune from the general decline in reportorial standards and a move away from investigative journalism.[35] Whilst inquirers will undoubtedly be informed that these were all unfortunate aberrations from which lessons have been learned, there is every reason to suppose that, just like the Ronnie Corbett character in the John Cleese/Ronnie Barker/Ronnie Corbett video sketch, when it comes to deep political issues of the UK Establishment, the BBC continues to "know its place".[36]


An event carried out

BBC coverage of the Calais JungleFranceCoverage of the European migrant crisis from the BBC.


A Document by BBC

TitleDocument typeSubject(s)
Document:BBC report on the 2001 Mexican legislative assembly attackreport2001 Mexican legislative assembly attack


Quotes by BBC

2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War“There had already been a significant increase in violence by Israeli settlers this year, even before the Hamas attack, according to UN data, with more than 100 incidents reported each month and about 400 people driven from their land between January and August.

Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem told the BBC that since the attack, it had documented "a concerted and organised effort by settlers to use the fact that the entire international and local attention is focused on Gaza and the north of Israel to try to seize land in the West Bank". Partial data compiled by B'Tselem, covering the first six days after the Hamas attack, recorded at least 46 separate incidents in which it said settlers threatened, physically attacked or damaged the property of Palestinians in the West Bank.

"A lot of shepherding families and communities have fled because they were threatened in the past week by settlers," said Roy Yellin, a spokesman for B'Tselem. "Settlers have been giving residents a deadline to leave and telling them if they don't they will be harmed. And some villages have been totally emptied out."”
China“The US believes a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down over its territory is part of a wider fleet that has spanned five continents.

"The United States was not the only target of this broader programme," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. He added that the US had shared information gathered from the balloon debris with dozens of other countries. China has denied the balloon was being used for spying purposes, and says it was a weather device blown astray. US officials have described the balloon as being about 200 ft (60m) tall, with the payload portion comparable in size to regional airliners and weighing hundreds - or potentially thousands - of pounds. Its presence in US airspace set off a diplomatic crisis and prompted Secretary Blinken to immediately call off a trip to China - the first such high level US-China meeting there in years. It was later shot down by a US fighter jet off the eastern coast.

Citing unnamed officials, the Washington Post reported that the US believes the suspected surveillance balloon project was being operated from China's coastal Hainan province and targeted countries including Japan, India, Vietnam, Taiwan and the Philippines.”
European Parliament“A fourth Euro MP caught up in a "cash-for-laws" scandal has denied wrongdoing as the European Parliament investigates corruption allegations. Spanish MEP Pablo Zalba said he had been "deceived" by the Sunday Times undercover reporters and had not accepted their offer of cash.
But he said he did amend draft legislation at the request of the reporters posing as lobbyists.

Two other MEPs have resigned in the affair and a third has left his party. Mr Zalba, of Spain's centre-right Popular Party (PP), said he was the victim of a "trap", in which the pretend lobbyists had requested two amendments to draft legislation on consumer protection.

He said he rejected the first amendment but agreed to put forward the second because he thought it would help protect small investors, Spain's El Pais news website reported. According to the UK's Sunday Times newspaper, the undercover team made it clear to Mr Zalba that he would be paid for his services”


Related Quotations

Australian Broadcasting Corporation“The Australian Broadcasting Corporation shamed the BBC by putting out a Four Corners documentary on the Panama leak that had real balls. In stark contrast to the BBC, the Australians named and shamed Australia’s biggest company and Australia’s biggest foreign investor. BBC Panorama by contrast found a guy who sold one house in Islington. The Australians also, unlike the BBC who deliberately and knowing hid it, pointed out that the corruption centred on the British Virgin Islands, and even went there. All in all an excellent job.”April 2016
John Laughland“People experience a strong psychological reluctance to accept that political events today are deliberately manipulated. This reluctance is itself a product of the ideology of the information age, which flatters people’s vanity and encourages them to believe that they have access to huge amounts of information. In fact, the apparent multifarious nature of modern media information hides an extreme paucity of original sources, rather as a street of restaurants on a Greek waterfront can hide the reality of a single kitchen at the back. News reports of major events very often come from a single source, usually a wire agency, and even authoritative news outlets like the BBC simply recycle information which they have received from these agencies, presenting it as their own.”John Laughland2010
Craig Murray“We have a programme, the Integrity Initiative, whose entire purpose is to pump out covert disinformation against Russia, through social media and news stories secretly paid for by the British government. And we have the Skripals’ MI6 handler, the BBC, Porton Down, the FCO, the MOD and the US Embassy, working together in a group under the auspices of the Integrity Initiative. The Skripal Case happened to occur shortly after a massive increase in the Integrity Initiative’s budget and activity, which itself was a small part of a British Government decision to ramp up a major information war against Russia. I find that very interesting indeed.”Craig Murray21 December 2018
Robert Stuart“Let me pin my colours to the mast and say that I am absolutely convinced that the BBC did deliberately and knowingly fake evidence of chemical attacks.”Craig Murray
Robert Stuart
Mark Urban“Mark Urban’s piece for Newsnight tonight was simply disgusting; it did not even pretend to be more than a propaganda piece on behalf of the security services, who had told Urban (as he said) that Yulia Skripal's phone “could have been” tapped by the Russians and they “might even” have listened to her conversations through the microphone in her telephone. That was the “new evidence” that the Russians were behind everything. As a former British Ambassador I can tell you with certainty that indeed the Russians might have tapped Yulia, but GCHQ most definitely would have. It is, after all, their job, and billions of our taxes go into it. If tapping of phones is seriously presented as evidence of intent to murder, the British government must be very murderous indeed.”Craig Murray
Mark Urban
5 July 2018


Employees on Wikispooks

Matthew BannisterRadio Host1983Selected a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 1999
Matthew BannisterManager19831993
Helen BoadenBBC News Group/Director
Gordon CoreraSecurity Correspondent2004"Frequently in contact" with the Integrity Initiative
Lyse DoucetJournalist and presenter1983
Stephen FryTelevision presenter2001
Lewis GoodallProducerSeptember 2012December 2016
Lewis GoodallPolitical Editor BBC NewsnightJanuary 2020
Nik GowingBroadcaster1996
Michael GradeController of BBC119841986
Tony HallDirector of News & Current Affairs19932001
Gavin HewittNews EditorOctober 2014
Jane HillNews presenter1991
Mishal HusainNews presenter2011Made propaganda documentations on Arab Spring, Malala Yousafzai and Brexit
Mishal HusainWashington correspondentSeptember 20022003In the build-up to the invasion of Iraq
Ivone KirkpatrickController of the European services of the BBCOctober 1941September 1944
James LandaleDeputy Political Editor20092016
James LandaleDiplomatic Correspondent2016Part of II's Tackling Tools of Malign Influence
Clarence MitchellCorrespondent and PresenterJanuary 1986June 2005
Ian PannellMiddle East Correspondent20052008
Ian PannellSouth Asia Correspondent20082011"Based primarily in Afghanistan, reporting on the battle against the Taliban and the struggle for democratic change."
Ian PannellForeign Correspondent20112014
Ian PannellInternational Correspondent2014June 2017"Reporting on major news stories around the world with particular focus on the Middle East, in particular Syria."
Ian PannellWashington correspondent20022005"Ian worked primarily for BBC Breakfast News and morning radio, reporting on the Bush administration and US affairs in the post 911 world and the launch of the "war on terror"."
Jeremy PaxmanJournalist19721989
Jeremy PaxmanPresenter of Newsnight198918 June 2014
Richard SambrookJournalist producer and editor19802010
Richard SambrookDirector of BBC News20012004
Richard SharpBBC/ChairFebruary 202127 June 2023
Marianna SpringDisinformation and Social Media CorrespondentMarch 2020
Elan Closs StephensBBC/Chair27 June 2023Acting
Deborah TurnessCEO of News and Current Affairs31 January 2022
Fran UnsworthDirector of News & Current AffairsJanuary 201831 January 2022
Charles WheelerWashington correspondent19651973Attended the 1962, 1966 and 1967 Bilderberg conferences
Nawal al-MaghafiProducerMarch 2013December 2013
Nawal al-MaghafiCorrespondentJune 2017



BBC/VerifyA BBC "fact checking service"
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationVery influential and rich foundation established to take leadership of global health.


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Document:BBC's biased and inaccurate reporting of anti-semitism allegations towards Jeremy CorbynLetter7 August 2018Pamela Blakelock"We regret that the BBC has failed to comply with its own codes with regard to impartiality and accuracy. Given the gravity of allegations of anti-semitism, the role performed by the BBC is all the more critical if it is to live up to Reithian principles of informing the public."
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Jeremy Blackham
Robert Fulton
Hew Strachan
Edward Argles
Paul Cornish
Peter Dunning
James Glancy
Michael Graydon
Antony Hichens
Clifford Kamara
Andrew Lambert
Frank Ledwidge
Tony Mason
Gwythian Prins
Michael Rose
Cayle Royce
Julian Thompson
An open letter the BBC published from a group of academics and military men written to the UK Prime Minister highlighting "global threats", warning that "security is threatened in almost every corner of the globe" and that decreased military expenditure would "damage our international credibility". Authors included at least three members of the Institute for Statecraft.
Document:Excess deaths in 2022 among worst in 50 yearsArticleBBC
NHS England
COVID-19/Premature death
10 January 2022Rachel Schraer
Robert Cuffe
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Document:I get abuse and threats online - why can't it be stopped?ArticleBBC
"Conspiracy theory"
Center for Countering Digital Hate
Algorithm manipulation
Big Tech
Plymouth shooting
18 October 2021Marianna SpringThe Disinformation Specialist at the BBC gets criticism online for her "fact checking". Internet censorship is the answer.
Document:MPs given guide to spotting conspiracy theoriesArticleInstitute for Strategic Dialogue
"Conspiracy theory"
New world order
Penny Mordaunt
The Great Reset
Climate lockdown
Andrew Bridgen
15-minute city
Great Replacement
Antisemitism Policy Trust
10 May 2024Marianna Spring
Jennifer McKiernan
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Document:New Goldsmith StatementarticleDowning Street memo25 May 2006Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Document:The Russians are herearticleOur Kind of Traitor
John le Carré
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  9. Michael Gurevitch, Culture, Society, and the Media (Routledge, 1982) p.302
  10. The Invisible Government Information Clearing House Speech delivered at the Chicago Socialism 2007, June 16 2007
  12. "MI5 and the Christmas Tree Files"
  13. Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (19 March 2009). "Confirmed figures reveal the true extent of the destruction inflicted upon the Gaza Strip; Israel’s offensive resulted in 1,417 dead, including 926 civilians, 255 police officers, and 236 fighters.".
  14. Amnesty Report on "Operation Cast Lead" more than 3,000 homes and hundreds of other properties, including factories, workshops, animal farms and orchards, as well as government buildings, police stations and prisons, were destroyed and more than 20,000 were damaged. July 2009.
  15. [ Goldstone Report on "Operation Cast Lead".
  16. Disaster Emergency Committee Appeal for Gaza
  17. BBC refusal to broadcast DEC appeal - The Guardian 24 Jan 2009
  18. Media Lens of the BBC refusal to broadcast the DEC appeal for Gaza
  19. BBC crisis over refusal to broadcast Gaza appeal 24 January 2009.
  26. See this article for further discussion
  36. John Cleese & The Two Ronnies video sketch 'I know my place'