Monday, 6 September 2010

The blame game.

As the Pope's visit grows ever closer, Scotland's Cardinal Keith O'Brien, in a touching display of Christian forgiveness, has laid into The BBC, accusing the Corporation of "anti-Christian" bias.
It is thought that the attack is in no way connected to fears at Tim Central that The Pope's visit might not be a resounding success. 
Fears centre on the top pontiff's big gig at Bellahouston Park with rumours flying that The Pope might cancel that performance due to poor ticket sales, and switch to an acoustic set on a Tuesday night at The Arches.


Keith has apparently forgotten that the BBC is the only broadcasting institution required by statute to provide religious broadcasting, including such stand-outs as "Thought For The Day" on radio and "Songs of Praise" on the box.


Curiously, Keith's critique of anti-Christian bias doesn't include ripping STV a new one, but maybe's that's because the lovely personality that is Michelle McManus works there. You know, the one who's going to (ahem) "sing" for The Pope.


The Cardinal's displeasure with The BBC can only grow with news this week that the Corporation intends to move all religious programming to the Cbeebies channel, alongside all the other fairy stories for kids.


Meanwhile back at STV, the company reported a return to profit this year. A spokesident told The JT: "We're making money by sticking to a policy of not making any actual programmes, relying instead on just re-running ancient James Bond movies  over and over again. Plus we don't actually pay Michelle any money for appearing on "The Hour", we just gie her a credit limit at Greggs."


Inside:This is true, STV's "The Hour" or the "The Wan Show" as we like to call it, ("wan" being the number of viewers), is sponsored by Barrs.
Fuckin' hell, Greggs, you're missing a trick there...

1 comment:

The Paper Boy said...

There are precisely two places for the display and practice of religion: In your own home (as a believer) and at your chosen place of worship. All other facets of organised religion should be excised from public life.

After all the only difference between superstitions comprising Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Scientology is the publishing schedule of the "great books".