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How and why the BBC distorts the news to promote a liberal agenda. 

To some, it is the voice of the nation, yet to others it has never been clearer that the BBC is in the grip of an ideology that prevents it reporting fairly on the world. Robin Aitken, who spent 25 years working for the BBC as a reporter and executive, argues that the Corporation needs to be reminded that what is 'fake' rather depends on where one is standing. This punchy polemic galvanises the debate over how our licence-fee money is spent and asks whether the BBC is a fair arbiter of the news, or whether it is a conduit for institutional liberal left-wing bias. 

©2018 Robin Aitken (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"The Noble Liar is going to make a lot of people feel uncomfortable.” (Claire Fox)

"The Noble Liar maps a world of self-obsessed and irresistibly comic liberals against whom the pendulum may already have begun to swing.” (Conservative Home)

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A VITAL Read!

One of the most important books I have read in years . Robin brings a clarity that is shocking in its clear truth . I’m buying 20 copies for friends as this is a MUST read!

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an excellent book daring to speak the truth

This book is such a relief. Someone, Robin Aitken, has dared to speak up against all the repression by political correctness of any criticism of the new atheistic identity politics view of our world enforced on society by the media , the educational system , the judicial system and politicians. it should be widely read

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Smart history of how the BBC has and continues to manipulate our thinking.

Smart history of how the BBC has and continues to manipulate our thinking to conform to neo-Marxist/liberal ideology. I genuinely thought this a newer phenomenon but Robin teaches us that it’s been happening for decades, especially in relation to matters such as the Falklands War and when the BBC uses language such as ‘the government in London’ to disassociate itself from anything that could be affiliated to British imperialism. For me, the veil has been lifted. I will cancel my bbc account and delete iPlayer from my devices with a view to cancelling my license completely until the bbc is defunded. I would also like to credit Robin’s narration- which is near perfect and far better than most professional narrators I’ve heard recently. We need more people like him in this world of madness.

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Wow, I never thought I could hate the BBC more than I already did! the anti-British corporation needs demolishing brick by brick

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Great in depth and in truth

Well written and read. Coming from the horses mouth so to speak and being so well researched, I have no doubts about the facts and conclusions drawn. Make this man PM, and while you are at it abolish the liars that are the BBC

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A nail hit squarely on the head

A profoundly concerning read, through which Mr Aitken crystallises the widely-shared doubts about the BBC’s supposed “impartiality”. The author uses skilful analysis founded upon years of insider knowledge, conducts a crime scene investigation with forensic precision and then presents a body of evidence to the reader. Mr Aitken bares the ugly truth that the BBC, in cahoots with the socially liberal left-wing political class, is engaged in an insidious airbrushing-out of the socially conservative point of view. Does that sound a bit extreme? Read the book and tell me I’m wrong. This book is, in equal measure, compelling and concerning. BBC: Guilty As Charged.

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The BBC exposed.

Very informative, throughly exposes the liberal left wing bias off the BBC. Well narrated and engaging.

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seemed interesting but really lost my interest eventually, the narrator was very good in spite of the negative

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Enlightening

I could never really put my finger on what irritated me the most about the BBC. This book walks you through the many things that the BBC has gotten so horribly wrong, plus a whole sway of new things to doubly irritate. I see now why it's so important to bury this relic and finally drive the stake through its heart. Like the undead, the BBC really needs to leave this world. This book mearly hastens its departure, as its current trajectory already shows the corporation being shoehorned into its early grave. Great book, could have easily listened to another 3 or 4 chapters. The author reads his own work very well.

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A book about Christianity

I thought this book would be interesting in the age of Fake news and Lame media. But this book soon became boring with a nagging voice of a bitter Christian that wants the BBC to hold onto Christian values. Lacks interesting examples of the media lie but focus on general positions of the network that the author does not think fit with his Christian belief. Would not recommend.