Reads like it was written by Brewer himself. I guess many people don't understand the self-deprecating humour involved.
Nothing like hacking the official profile of a BBC presenter and filling it with snide comments about how he's crap at maths, for a quick laugh. Well, we assume it's a laugh that has motivated the bitter rewrite of the Newsnight Scotland presenter Gordon Brewer's BBC profile. See the screen grab below. Gordon Brewer's BBC …
Mr Brewer is a well known unionist in Scotland and unashamedly pushes the union agenda quite hard in newsnight scotland (the programme after the main Newsnight, in scotland) to the point that at the last election he was beginning to sound like the Iraqi Information minister, "So, it's a bad night for the SNP then?" (whilst the SNP were winning seats hand over fist).
it really perplexed me at the time, and bugged me afterwards for weeks. nobody seemed to pick up on it when this guy (dont know if anyone else was perpetuating the pish) was trying (and failing, as it turned out) to tell everybody that the SNP was doing terribly. poor man must have been in denial, there really isn't much that publicly undermining how popular the SNP would do *AFTER* the votes had been cast.... muppet.
Everything the BBC do is seen is viewed as biased for whatever reason. To the right, they are biased to the left. To the left, they are viewed as biased to the right. To Scottish nationalists, they are viewed as inherently Unionist. To Rangers fans, they are Celtic through and through, and vice versa. Every utterance is seen as furthering their evil agenda, whatever it is. Spend any time on an internet chat forum with a singular purpose and the bias of the BBC is self-evident - indeed they are part of the 'plot' against whatever cause the chat forum is for!
This does not mean that sometimes the BBC gets it wrong, but I am now automatically sceptical whenever somebody suggests the BBC are always biased.
And the worst of the lot is Robert Peston - he is the singular reason for the financial crash, as it was he who kicked of the speculation and pushed the hype to stratospheric levels.
His speculation instantly became self fulfilling when everyone started queuing outside Northern Rock.
Sometimes the BBC (and Peston in particular) just need to keep their trap shut.
In my experience, the Japanese are absolutely delighted when foreigners fail to pick up their language, which they proudly consider to be the world's most difficult. Actually, it's not so bad to speak (no plurals, no genders, only two tenses etc) but a nightmare to read and write.
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