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March 22, 2013, 10:44:26 AM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01r9wc8/ (skip to 2:41:20)
Sorry to anyone outside the UK who gets hit by the geo-fence at the BBC website.

Pretty superficial coverage to be honest, from what is otherwise a very high brow program.

They had a commentator Jeremy Cook, Chief economist at World First, describe the currency (he did a pretty poor job despite softball questions from the presenter). He called bitcoin a fad, and said people mainly want it because it's "something new". He couldn't explain why inflation is limited in bitcoin, inferring it was somehow down to the faith of the users.

They also discuss the rising app downloads in Spain and the house for sale in Canada.
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March 22, 2013, 12:28:54 PM
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Rip for those without iplayer access.

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March 22, 2013, 12:47:15 PM
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Very disappointing coverage - especially in that the core USP were not covered in any depth and we ended with a feeling that they were a big silly.

Not that I would expect anything else from the BBC, this is how they operate.

The BBC is the most advanced propaganda machine on the planet - they were the inspiration behind George Orwell's 1984.

What they have done with this story is prove that they have not censored bitcoins, and given the subject a fair amount of airtime with a financial expert.  By leaving out the questions that would have revealed why the growth is potentially justified, they have ensured that most listeners are satisfied with the result of the coverage they got - that its just a fad, and nothing to be taken to seriously.

That is what the European Union would want its residents to think, and the BBC delivered!

Well done, Auntie! Wink

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March 22, 2013, 03:34:30 PM
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New Statesmen response to the http://www.newstatesman.com/economics/2013/03/spain-turns-bitcoin-prompting-incoherent-discussion-today

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March 22, 2013, 04:28:09 PM
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Excellent article! Wink

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March 22, 2013, 08:15:54 PM
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Very disappointing coverage - especially in that the core USP were not covered in any depth and we ended with a feeling that they were a big silly.

Not that I would expect anything else from the BBC, this is how they operate.

The BBC is the most advanced propaganda machine on the planet - they were the inspiration behind George Orwell's 1984.

What they have done with this story is prove that they have not censored bitcoins, and given the subject a fair amount of airtime with a financial expert.  By leaving out the questions that would have revealed why the growth is potentially justified, they have ensured that most listeners are satisfied with the result of the coverage they got - that its just a fad, and nothing to be taken to seriously.

That is what the European Union would want its residents to think, and the BBC delivered!

Well done, Auntie! Wink


Yeah, just ignore it and it will probably go away... In the meantime, coins stay cheap that little bit longer. So thanks  Wink
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