On this day a year ago
Plus ca change…what is most striking is how little different the news was, or affairs were, a year ago.
“There is something rotten in the state of Denmark” [Shakespeare, Hamlet]…. in the state of Britain, too!
That 4-5 minute video should be shared widely.
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Arguably typical of many of the London msm; hugely well-paid (overpaid), hugely politically-correct. He may have a few redeeming features. At least he reported from Gaza during one of the Israeli bloodbaths.
I myself saw the Channel 4 newsroom at the ITN centre (it moved to a different address later) a couple of times, but that was in late 1984, about 6 years before Jon Snow became news anchor. When I was there (as a mere visitor, nothing to do with any particular story), the anchorman was Peter Sissons, now deceased [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Sissons].
I recall how different Sissons looked, compared to his on-screen persona, when seated at his desk preparing for the broadcast (I think he was on air at 1900 hrs, about 20 mins after I first saw him). Rather, if not very, fat in body, and rather disagreeable-looking, though the latter may have been simply Sissons concentrating hard on his upcoming appearance. I had no reason to speak to him, and did not.
Interesting to see a place like that. There was a feeling (not quite corresponding to reality, perhaps) of being at the hub of world events. Apart from the feeling of suppressed urgency just before the news was broadcast (the actual studio was somewhere else nearby), there was one girl, a few yards away, on the telephone to the Defence Minister of Nicaragua, another calling some VIP in Washington and, where I was sitting on my first visit, a TV with a very clear feed from the Soviet evening news from Moscow (today, that would be nothing, and a private person can probably get that via satellite TV, but back then it was novel to see).
I was just looking at Snow’s underwhelming academic and pre-Channel 4 background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Snow_(journalist).
Incredibly, Snow was paid, at one time, over £1.25M a year: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/1221226/Jon-Snow-channel-4-net-worth; since then a slightly more modest £1M a year….
What on Earth justifies that kind of pay? I see that Peter Sissons had, apart from his home in Kent, a holiday home on Barbados, according to Wikipedia. There is a general problem with ludicrously high pay (for sometimes rather mediocre people —not referring to Sissons or even Snow specifically—) in the UK msm.
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I still, even now, after 2-3 years of misgovernment, see msm stories saying things such as “has Boris abandoned his libertarian principles?” as if he actually had principles and/or real ideas —“libertarian” or otherwise— to start with.
Johnson is (or was, before it became obvious even to most of “the moronic masses” that he is utterly unfit for any public office) the ideal NWO/ZOG figurehead: free of any deeply-held beliefs, faith, ideas or principles, amoral, completely compromised in his private life, a deracinated part-Jew/part-Levantine, rootless (not only ethnically-mixed but also born in New York, brought up in USA and Belgium until at Eton, an United States passport-holder until a few years ago), and hungry for money too. The ideal controlled and controllable puppet.
I may get a copy.
Gordon Brown, the great humanitarian…
System politics, that is…