By Giuseppe De Santis-When at the begin of June the members of the Bilderberg group hold a meeting in Chantilly,USA, apart from The Guardian,all the mainstream media refused to report about it.
This is hardly surprising;as the attendees of this sinister and secretive organization make sure that anything is decided remains behind closed doors.
BNP activist Giuseppe De Santis made a complaint to the BBC about that and below there is the reply he received:
Dear Mr de Santis
Thank you for your feedback regarding BBC News.
We understand you feel we have not sufficiently reported on this year’s meeting of the Bilderberg Group.
It is very difficult to report extensively on a matter when the press and media are banned outright from the event in question.
The BBC prides itself on accurate,factual reporting and this would be difficult to carry out given the principles we hold and given the circumstances at hand.
It must be stressed that essentially we report news;accordingly there are no news developments to report from a group which meets for the purpose of discussion.
There were no policy agreements or announcements and our news coverage mirrored this lack concrete and transparent action.
Elsewhere we have reported on the secretive nature of the group and of the perception this evokes.
The BBC website’s Magazine section featured the following extensive article on 8 June 2011:
Nevertheless, we appreciate you feel strongly regarding this and would like to assure you that we’ve registered your complaint on our audience log.
This is a report of audience feedback that’s compiled daily and made available to staff across the BBC, including members of the BBC Executive Board,the BBC News team,channel controllers and other senior managers.
The audience logs are seen as important documents that can help shape decisions about future programming and content.Thank you once again for taking the time to contact us regarding this matter.
Maybe the reason why the BBC refused to report this meeting is because they had a man there,too,at the weekend:Marcus Agius, senior independent director of the BBC’s executive board.
Agius,who is married to Katherine Rothschild and earns a £750,000 salary in his day job as chairman of Barclays Bank,is paid £47,000 by the BBC for 28 days’ work per year,principally advising the BBC Trust,which represents the interests of licence-fee payers.
Further proof,if needed,that the BBC is not just nasty but useless.