[Yes I've changed the title of the thread just to keep the 'campaign' going with a bit of extra impetus]
The BBC pride themselves on listening to feedback - please help give them some over the next few days.
They are now trailing a Radio 5 live show called "Kelvin MacKenzie's World Cup scandals", with the first of 2 programmes being tomorrow. We can't stop this but we can show the BBC what we think of them employing this man to spout his typical S*n- style lies - if enough people do it from different mobiles and e-mail addresses it will go to Senior management and they will have to THINK.
Personally I would not recommend taking the "Liverpool supporters with an axe to grind" angle. I would not mention Hillsborough in this instance, as these programmes are not about that (though I 'd respect anyone's decision to do so). I would just appeal to the sense of superiority that most BBC managers & producers will have, and what most of them will see anyway as THE TRUTH : that McKenzie's tabloid rubbish is beneath the BBC. Receiving a large number of texts and e-mails about it will confirm their snobbish suspicions, and hopefully they won't employ him in future.
Simple textable slogans from a large number of different mobiles & e-mail addies, starting this morning & avvy before people (both you lot at your computers and the BBC managers) leave the office....
'Re-hashed gutter rubbish from a re-hashed gutter press reject'
'Is 5Live looking to out-Talk-sport Talk Sport ?'
'THE TRUTH : Every schoolboy knows these old world cup stories already'
'GOTCHA : BBC caught dumbing down !'
'I see the BBC really is learning from Murdoch then if it's employing the likes of K. MacKenzie'
'My licence fee is going to make THAT kind of rubbish ! 5 Live just lost a listener !"
"Gazza kebabs, Colombian shootings, tabloid scandals, is it all over ? Me listening to Five Live is Now ! Yawn Yawn"
Let's have some more ideas ...
MAKE EVERY TEXT A BIT DIFFERENT AND DO NOT USE THE SAME MOBILE NUMBER OR E-MAIL ADDY TWICE.
Text 85058 and say it is a response to hearing their trailer (in your own words)
If we e-mail all the programmes where the trailer is used today, tomorrow, etc - that way the reporting back to management will be even more effective -
so let's start with the programme on air now firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll post more 5 Live e-mail addies a bit later.
Here is an e-mail sent by a fellow RAWKite recently to the Beeb :
"On 27th May and and 3rd June, MacKenzie is due to host two documentaries
called 'World Cup Scandals' on BBC Radio Five Live.
This disgraceful worm of a man was responsible for the most infamous
stories when he ran the Sun about Liverpool fans, and i hardly think its
fitting that he;s been given a voice.
What next Nick Griffin given the opportunity to host Newsnight or Fred
West to do Crimewatch.
The only scandal he knows about is 'The Truth' that he created to make a
story on the bodies of the 96 dead at Hillsborough and the thousands
that were suffering in the immediate aftermath.
I've listened to Five Live for years and its head and shoulders above any
other radio station but i won't listen for another minute if this
maggots shows go ahead. And i'm sure many Liverpool and fair-thinking
football fans feel the same way"
and the BBC's reply :
"Thank you for your e-mail regarding 'Kelvin MacKenzie's World Cup Scandals'.
I note that you have concerns regarding Mr MacKenzie's involvement in the two-part series which will look at tabloid newspaper coverage of some the great scandals surrounding past World Cup tournaments.
As the former editor of a tabloid newspaper, Kelvin MacKenzie, is hugely experienced in this field. He has reported on a number of other issues for various broadcasters and is well qualified to present programmes on the subjects of scandal and football. We realise that opinions about presenters vary considerably - it is rare for any presenter to meet the unequivocal approval of our wide and varied audience and appreciate that you do not agree with the BBC's choice of presenter in this occasion.
Accordingly, please be assured that your feedback has been fully registered on our daily audience log and made available to the production team of 'Kelvin MacKenzie's World Cup Scandals' and senior BBC management.
Thank you, once more, for taking the time to contact the BBC.
This 'campaign' has already led to the BBC producing a 'stock answer' on their website, which you can find here http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/
(along with more on how to complain)
so it's working !