Sunday, July 04, 2010

The Most Perfect Example of BBC Balance Evah!

Yes, indeed: the BBC has decided to balance up the femiloon rantings of Radio 4's 'Woman's Hour' with a 'Men's Hour'. Which is not a wholly hideous idea, except when you hear what it's actually going to cover:
Called Men's Hour, the new series will “delve into unchartered emotional territory for men, bringing real candour to the challenges of relationships and life”, the corporation claims.

Seriously, someone should tell them: it's women who indulge in all this emotional crap. Pretending that they're super-deep is a way for them to fantasise about being special snowflakes, without needing to rely on actual achievement.

Just what definition of 'man' is the BBC using here anyway?

Ah yes:
However, in contrast to the matronly manner of Jenni Murray, the Woman’s House presenter, the show will also feature Louie Spence – described as the campest man on TV – as a regular fixture.
And there you have it, the BBC's definition of balance: on the one had we have shrieking, feminazi, vampire Hell-demons, on the other, whiny, mangina, cuddle bitch ladyboys. This is balance at the BBC.


JuliaM said...

"Just what definition of 'man' is the BBC using here anyway?"

I think you've pretty accurately summed it up!

It's not as if they are incapable of making programmer rhat appeal to men, though. Take the appeal of 'Top Gear' or 'Have I Got News...' or and of the history programmer on BBC 2.

I get the distinct impression they'd rather that they weren't so popular, though, so they could quietly 'retire' them....

North Northwester said...

Ignorant atheists on the religious programme 'Thought for the Day'; anti-farming city-dwellers on 'Country File'; recycled NGO and terrorist talking-point propaganda sheets on 'From our own Correspondent' - and now Britain's least-manly man as a representative of Britain's manhood.
There may be a pattern emerging here.

Squander Two said...

They face this problem: