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Don’t nag a Naga

Beeb bosses say don’t call out racism/ But staff say they will when it faces ’em,/ And trying to gag a/ Presenter like Naga/ Is something that rather disgraces ’em./// tweet + story Beeb bosses say don't call out racismBut … Continue reading

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Last Harrumph

John Humphrys, a BBC anchor,/ Retired and then ranted with rancour/ At those who had paid/ The money that made/ Him one very rich right-wing wanker./// On Twitter  John Humphrys, a BBC anchor,Retired and then ranted with rancourAt those who … Continue reading

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It could be verse

A BBC radio anchor/ Thinks Twitter a hotbed of rancour/ But some of us know it’s/ A place to find poets/ As well as the odd boorish person./// This limerick was prompted by a discussion on the Today Programme on … Continue reading

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Not so Sweet Tweet

His racist tweet wasn’t admired/ And so humble pie was required,/ But Dear BBC,/ What we’d like to see/ Is you telling Sugar: “You’re Fired!”/// https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/20/lord-sugar-under-fire-over-racist-senegal-world-cup-team-tweet His racist tweet wasn't admiredAnd so humble pie was required,But Dear BBC,What we'd like … Continue reading

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Pale Stale Male Fail

There was an old BBC chap/ Who scoffed at the gender pay gap/ While trousering pay/ Of 650K,/ Which many folks find a bit crap./// There was an old BBC chapWho scoffed at the gender pay gapWhile trousering payOf 650K,Which … Continue reading

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You Snooze, You Win

In spite of The Sun’s front-page snaps/ Of BBC staff having naps,/ Awake or asnooze/ Folks trust the Beeb’s nooze/ Above the phone-hackers and paps./// sun v bbc In spite of The Sun's front-page snapsOf BBC staff having naps,Awake or … Continue reading

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Sweary Dalek

A Dalek with attitude slated/ The magazine bosses he hated/ By hidden acrostic/ In language most caustic/ For which he was ex-terminated./// http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/doctor-who-magazine-writer-fired-bbc-worldwide_uk_59f9c16ae4b00c6145e2e410 A Dalek with attitude slatedThe magazine bosses he hatedBy hidden acrosticIn language most causticFor which he was … Continue reading

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Beeb Boob Boob

A film star of glamour and glitz/ Who’s garnering internet hits/ Declared herself stoked:/ I’ve made it, she joked/ The BBC News showed my tits!/// https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/true-blood-star-anna-paquin-reveals-it-was-her-breasts-that-accidentally-appeared-on-bbc-news-at-ten-a3610276.html A film star of glamour and glitzWho's garnering internet hitsDeclared herself stoked:I've made it, … Continue reading

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Gender Agenda

Some BBC staff were dismayed/ On learning how much others made/ Especially when/ It turned out white men/ Are rather more handsomely paid./// https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jul/19/evans-lineker-bbc-top-earners-only-two-women-among-best-paid-stars Some BBC staff were dismayedOn learning how much others madeEspecially whenIt turned out white menAre rather … Continue reading

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Who’s That Girl

There once was an old Doctor who/ On dying, became someone new;/ One day she awoke,/ No longer a bloke,/ Cos women can be Doctors too./// https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jul/16/doctor-who-jodie-whittaker-announced-13th-doctor https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/886674464469110785

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