Public Service ITV 

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An absurd Socialist myth?

It amazes me that so many allegedly educated people have fallen so quickly and so hard for a fraudulent fabrication of such laughable proportions. The very idea that television stations on the UK’s largest network could not only make massively popular programmes, but also become profitable and successful brands without the use of DOGs, even wasting valuable advertising time with irrelevances such as talking head announcers, is sheer poppycock. Furthermore, it is an insult to common sense and a damnable affront to intellectual honesty and integrity. That people actually believe it is evidence that the socialists have wrested an unacceptable control of the internet from decent, God-fearing consumers (as if any further evidence was needed! Transdiffusion.com? God Almighty!)

It is interesting to note that as late as 1997, no viewer (indeed, no person) had even heard of this so-called ‘Public Service ITV’. But then, near the end of the 1990s, not only elaborate stories, but also convincing-looking pictures and video clips suddenly started appearing from nowhere. Website writers describe an age in which not only programmes were supposedly consistently better than they are now, but even broadcasters themselves – whole companies being devoted to one region, and yet sharing their programmes with the nation, identifying themselves only by sets of confusing ident symbols. Our children were told stories about how the great corporate heroes of our nation supposedly ruined television for the sake of profit, and our children felt ashamed.

Of course they felt ashamed! That’s the whole reason this fantasy ‘Public Service ITV’ exists! It was invented by radical leftist agitators at the BBC in the mid-1990s. The primary purpose that this mythical ‘public service’ serves is to instil false guilt in media people. It exists to make the Chosen People of this economy feel badly about their own money and profits, and that is a thought crime. Socialism is about (first and foremost) the hatred of self and love of collective. To that end, this nation’s leftists felt it necessary to invent an entire imaginary broadcasting system that was ‘damaged’ by this industry’s leading lights. The goal: to make our viewers hate our money, and us and be sympathetic to that which is alien and unacceptable.

The truth, of course, is that none of these stories has the least bit of credibility. Despite repeated requests from our Public Relations Office, liberals have been unable to produce a single example of ‘Public Service ITV’. And so we must file this lie in the same dustbin as the (extremely exaggerated) stories of a so-called efficient ‘public transport system’ of the mid-20th century.

 

Norman Hopkirk

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