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    Quote Originally Posted by harv View Post
    I’m probably being naive, but what don’t people like about Chris Packham?
    A few years back when I was working for Cumbria Wildlife, I was accosted by a farmers wife. She told me “We don’t want owt to do with you, you’re one of Chris Packhams lot!”
    We’re enjoying Winterwatch too.
    Mmmh. Well I've never watched Winterwatch in my life but Llani Boy and molehill don't like Packham so I don't see why that means I can't dislike him as well.
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    Ha!
    Well, I think everyone has the right to like or not like Chris Packham. Which I think is possibly the point you’re making Graham?
    “I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it”
    Just wondered what it was that got folk’s backs up about him. I mean, I think he’s alright, but then I think marmite is ‘alright’ and that has a bit of a rep of being divisive.

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    Chris Packham is absolutely brilliant. So there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fellbeast View Post
    Chris Packham is absolutely brilliant. So there!
    He is certainly very knowledgeable but I think if he gave up trying to be a stand up comedian he would be far more palatable.
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    He uses his position on the BBC to peddle his own agendas on social media.
    If he was a political broadcaster on BBC and went home and started peddling his far left/right views on his social media outlets there would be an outcry. Rightly so. But with fluffy animals everyone falls for it.
    The BBC have been asked several times to reign him in as he goes against there impartiality guidelines.

    "“Mr Packham has already been warned by the BBC about his use of social media, and is currently under investigation by the BBC Trust for further breaches of the guidelines on campaigning. He cannot continue to trade on his profile as a BBC presenter to pedal mistruths and propaganda.”
    Don't roll with a pig in poo. You get covered in poo and the pig likes it.

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    Good point moley
    I’ll have a think about that. Cheers for the response

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    Quote Originally Posted by molehill View Post
    He uses his position on the BBC to peddle his own agendas on social media.
    If he was a political broadcaster on BBC and went home and started peddling his far left/right views on his social media outlets there would be an outcry. Rightly so. But with fluffy animals everyone falls for it.
    The BBC have been asked several times to reign him in as he goes against there impartiality guidelines.

    "“Mr Packham has already been warned by the BBC about his use of social media, and is currently under investigation by the BBC Trust for further breaches of the guidelines on campaigning. He cannot continue to trade on his profile as a BBC presenter to pedal mistruths and propaganda.”
    Well well. I don't normally read the Telegraph colour comic but today the narcissist who thinks the world should know about his "My Saturday" is...(drum roll)... so there are endorsements for Fitbit, Cocoa Runners chocolate, Dockers trousers and the Canon EOS R.

    I'll bet Mr Packham never needs to buy a Canon camera again.
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 23-01-2021 at 09:18 PM.
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    So you mean he’s doing product placement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harv View Post
    So you mean he’s doing product placement?
    He is asked a question like "I couldn't live without my...and he replies "My Fitbit - I'm addicted..."

    He says that during his day he might process some photographs and mentions his "Canon EOS R camera is converted to infrared..."

    It does not matter a fig what camera brand or model he has to make the point it can take infra red - but he does. And I don't suppose it will do him any harm in Canon Towers.

    (Btw I use a Canon but it didn't cost £2000!)
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 23-01-2021 at 09:38 PM.
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    Being paid to talk about products and not being transparent about it is a problem. The world is full of influencers. If he’s doing it consciously then yeah that’s not ideal but the fact that I quite like him and respect his fight for nature doesn’t mean I’m going to now go and buy a Canon. He (so far) hasn’t talked about his HS2 (for example) campaign on Winterwatch but seems to save it for his social media, which I’m personally fine about. Given that this thread is about the BBC then Chris is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. Scrapping the BBC would mean an end to the rules of impartiality that he’s seemingly breaking, and if they’re not clamping down on these rules then there’s no impartiality anyway. So really, the only problem is people not liking his agenda. If his overarching agenda is protecting wildlife then paying for court appeals over HS2 etc with a discount on a camera or 2 doesn’t seem like a massive problem in comparison.
    Agree with llani b- he is better as a presenter when he doesn’t try so hard

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