With great fanfare, the BBC has launched BBC Verify. The state broadcaster's very own, specialist "disinformation and social media correspondent," Marianna Spring, announced its arrival live on UK TV. She explained that the BBC would verify video, fact check and "counter disinformation." So rest assured, no one needs to think about anything. The BBC will "fact check" everything for us and tell us what "the truth" is.
I think Verify is an excellent idea; if a claim has been verified by the BBC we know it is bullshit.
I quite like the long form article as you can expand and cover in more detail. In saying that your shorter articles are also good.
Don't you love living in a time where people openly brag about having ADHD pea brains? "Muh, Too long. Didn't read. Went back to watching my favorite youtube vlogger yell at me to smash that like button."
If it comes from you, Iain, I don't care what length it is. I know it will be highly valuable, often witty, and always worthwhile!
Both witty and concise in your breakdown of this nonsense spouted by some quarters. It seems to be spreading everywhere.
Any length article, without fluff, is a good article.
"Disinformation and social media correspondent, hmm, Orwell would be proud to know his novel "1984" is such a prescient paradigm of 2023.
Is Marianna Spring the British version of Nina Jankowicz. If she is, does she prefer bellowing out Broadway melodies or perhaps operettas. Maybe, she can't carry a tune and will just be relegated to MI6 slapstick. Words are shamelessly being redefined like when gene therapy treatments were sudden known as vaccines.
And a critical thinking person was dubbed a right-wing fascist, however, someone who trusted big pharma was viewed as a believer in science, even though Pfizer and multiple other pharmaceutical companies lost billions in lawsuits just prior to the scamdemic.
That being said, a favorite of the security state is the term "conspiracy theory" which they latched onto decades ago to dismiss and humilate opponents who carried some influence. It's now regularly used in a derogatory way to dismiss those who are brazen enough to mock the security state's official version of historical events. Which if truth be told, is more mythology than history.
The distorted depiction of reality by intelligence agencies is certainly cult-like. And that explains why the spooks on MSNBC drink a ton of Kool-aid during each broadcast. I'm sure it doesn't effect their sleep as greedy socipath careerists are apathetic about how their lies and misinformation destroy millions of lives.
Wasn't this the case during the scamdemic when mainstream media news commentators operated in military synchronization telling viewers the toxic experimental mRNA jab was safe and effective. Will the BBC now explain why there's thousands of excess deaths in Britain, maybe it's connected to the clot shot. Anyhow, these scoundrels never admit they're wrong because they consider it a sign of weakness which could possibly deter their long planned nefarious agenda designed to turn every existing nation-state into an authoritarian technocratic transhumanist biosecurity surveillance nightmare via digitalizing medical records and attaching them to a central bank digital currency. This unfortunately, will be as prescient as 1984.
I like both long and short blogs. For example, I'd love a short blog about one of the SDGs: what it appears to mean, why it is not what it appears to be, and what it really is.
They Are Trying To Kill Us.
But We Should Be Nice
- About It.
I have over 100 emails I go through every day. Short articles are a blessing. I really enjoy your long posts also. Hope you do both.
Hi Iain! I enjoy all of your articles, but the long ones take me all day to read between interruptions. Sometimes it takes me a week to get to the end. I got through this one with no interruptions! Yay! I know some topics need a long, thorough investigation, and you excel at it. Keep doing what you do, but if you can; please toss in a few shorties for us who are genuinely short on time.
I love both the long and the short of it, no problem. Appreciate all ur writing mate so please keep putting pen to paper.
Love your tldr stuff. Don't stop but do the short stuff as well. Keep up the good work. Quality journalism from a gentleman who knows what's what. Bravo.
My comment is, it depends.
The shorter the article about the way we're being manipulated, the easier to read. But the more we know , the worse I feel.
Is it worth feeling bad about?
Needlerape, war, yes.
Viruganda? Maybe, will it help change the minds of the poor brainwashed masses?
Short or long I love reading your work! Sorry I’m not much help am I 🤭
Love Everything and Anything you write! I Love listening to you as well. Since the Substack phone App AI lady reads everything to me, the length doesn't matter. Write as you like: don't self-censor!
Truth is never a copious government commodity.