Friday, 13 April 2012


Mark Thompson the current director general of the BBC. 'In November 2005, Thompson traveled with his Jewish wife to Israel, where he held direct talks with Sharon'. aangirfan: Mark Thompson loves the bad guys. / aangirfan: THE ISRAELI CONTROLLED BBC

The BBC is to get a new Director General.

BBC director generals are expected to support the policies of the government in key areas, such as foreign and defence policy.

Alasdair Milne

In 1987, Alasdair Milne, the BBC Director General was removed.

He had allowed the BBC to criticise the government in key areas. (

Alasdair Milne, 'the last Director General to take the corporation's public service remit seriously', was removed by Marmaduke Hussey, chairman of the BBC board.

According to 'Chance Governs All', Marmaduke Hussey's memoirs, 2001:

In 1986, Hussey had a conversation with Victor Rothschild, head of a government 'think tank'.

"Can you fire the Director General?" enquires Rothschild.

A long pause from Hussey, "I think so".

"Well, that's all that needs to be said isn't it" Rothschild replies.

During the David Kelly affair, Greg Dyke, the Director general of the BBC, was sacked. (Pauline Neville-Jones - Powerbase).

One reason for sacking Dyke was that BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan had suggested that a government document on Iraq had been 'sexed up'.

Lionel Barber, who may be the next director general?

Who will be the new director general?

Will it be BBC-insiders Helen Boaden, Caroline Thomson or George Entwistle?

Ladbrokes have opened a book on the new BBC director general (with Entwistle at 3-1 and Boaden and Thomson both on 7-2)

The BBC is getting Dominic Loehnis, of headhunting firm Egon Zehnder, to help it find its next director general.

Dominic Loehnis is a close friend of UK prime minister David Cameron.

Loehnis and Cameron both went to the posh private school called Eton.

Loehnis used to work for Pearson, the owner of the Financial Times, whose current editor is Lionel Barber.

Leehnis is said to know Lionel Barber.

David Bell – Common Purpose Trustee, Chairman of Financial Times Group. Website for this image

According to Wikipedia:

Lionel Barber, while at the Financial Times, briefed US President George W. Bush ahead of his first trip to Europe.

In 1985, Barber was the Laurence Stern fellow at the Washington Post.

In 1992, he was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, working under Nelson Polsby at the Institute of Governmental Studies.

In 1996, he was a visiting fellow at the Robert Schuman centre at the European University Institute in Florence.

The BBC spews out lying propaganda?

The BBC works for MI6?

From the BBC website:

"Iran had just nationalised the very oil fields that had powered Britain through two world wars. Downing Street wanted them back.

"London paid Iranian agents to sow seeds of dissent in Tehran.

"Then, to win American support for a coup, the men from the Ministry fanned fears of a Russian invasion.

"Even the BBC was used to spearhead Britain's propaganda campaign.

"In fact, Auntie (the BBC) agreed to broadcast the very code word that was to spark revolution."