The Churchill Center’s quarterly journal Finest Hour contains one of those brief items pages. In the Autumn 2002 edition I found this item:
Dept. of Utter NonsenseFor each of the last 25 or so years I’ve spent four or more weeks in the UK. The amount of utter nonsense the BBC purveys along with a leftist political bias is exceeded only by the Beeb's smugness.
London, July 13th -- After the UK airing of “The Gathering Storm,” which debuted in the United States in May, the BBC ran a silly poll: “Is the life of Churchill still relevant to people today?”
We waited with bated breath for the verdict: Yes, definitely, 83.8%; Maybe, to a degree, 10.4%; No, not at all, 5.8%.
People who devise such things on state-supported media are a waste of the taxpayers’ money. If a poll asked, “Does it rain down – or up? 83.8% would be sure it was down, 10.4% up and the rest wouldn’t know.
Admittedly, we’re not sure they still teach gravity in the grammar schools, any more than Churchill.