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The BBC’s Absurd Level Of Coverage Of The Pope

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This has been another grave error of judgment by the BBC.

According to the 2001 census there are 4.2 million Catholics in the UK.  According to the 2005 Church census, just 887,000 are regular worshippers.  Does this justify the absurd level of wall to wall coverage we have had to endure over the last four days?

It looks totally disproportionate to me.  More like some sort of subversive attempt by religious zealots to impose their superstitious beliefs on the rest of us.

If any other group can prove nearly a million regular supporters in the UK will the BBC guarantee equivalent coverage?

With 96 straight hours of guaranteed airtime, whoever you are, whatever your “act”, you’ll easily be able to fill Hyde Park and venues all over the country. You’ll make a fortune!

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Written by Peter Reynolds

September 19, 2010 at 5:48 pm

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  1. Apparently one of the banners at the demonstration against the Pope on Saturday read:

    “Science flies you to the moon, religion flies you into buildings!”

    Now that’s what I call eloquent.

    Peter Reynolds

    September 20, 2010 at 11:06 am

  2. To be honest, I could handle the wall to wall coverage, opening a paper bag gets that sort of exposure these days. It was the constant brown nosing that made me wanna gip. If this was state vist then why call him “your holiness”

    Mark

    September 20, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    • Thanks for your comment Mark

      Peter Reynolds

      September 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm


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