Wednesday, December 08, 2010

X-Factor is as rigged, tarnished and corrupt as FIFA

Just like England’s bid to host the World Cup, Mary Byrne was humiliatingly ditched by the omnipotent X-Factor judges last week, irrespective of her technical supremacy, despite her superior ability and regardless of her preferable presentation.

FIFA told England that they were the best in all of those categories as well.

But it was all fixed.

That is the claim of Mary Byrne herself, and the X-Factor producers responded that ‘Mary loves a good conspiracy’.

Ah, that old chestnut.

Whenever anyone nears to disclosing an inconvenient truth, the ad hominem begins; usually an undermining of their sanity, a questioning of their mental or emotional state, or an outright character assassination with allegations of extremism, some ‘-phobia’ or bigotry.

And then all rational discourse and objective evaluation ceases.

But Mary has a point.

In previous years, without exception, it is the people alone who have decided which acts proceed through to the final. It was pure democracy in action: the ultimate Hannan-Carswell open primary; no matter what the oligarchic philosopher-judges wanted, it was for the people to decide.

And that is exactly what Dermot O’Leary reiterated the Saturday before. He told millions of viewers: “Your votes and your votes alone can get your favourite act safely through to the final.”

But at the last minute, for the first time in the show's history, all contestants were told there would be a sing-off decider.

It was clear from the public vote of previous weeks that Mary Byrne was going to beat Cher Lloyd, and now that poor girl has a vitriolic ‘Hate Cher’ campaign being waged against her.

Why does this matter?

Why, you may wonder, is His Grace concerned with such trivia?

To be honest (as he likes to be with his readers and communicants), his motives are mixed.

He has written before about the Cowellian agenda for world domination. More people watch X-Factor than attend football matches on a Saturday or Church on a Sunday. Simon Cowell is the High Priest of media manipulation, now credited with ‘producing’ public opinion through the X-Factor Matrix which is defining and creating reality, permitting the masses to live vicariously the ecstasy of others; to fulfil their fantasies and to dream big dreams.

According to Total Politics magazine, Simon Cowell is the 26th most influential non-politician in politics: that is to say, the 26th most influential unelected person responsible for ‘shaping the political ideas that dominate the election and in the unknown entity beyond’.

He is described as a ‘music supremo’:

Perhaps a surprise inclusion, Cowell is someone who can guarantee the attention of political leaders if he wants it. Last year the X-Factor mastermind announced that he was considering bringing the populism of the show to politics, with politicians suggesting policies to be voted on by the public. Such is his influence that David Cameron admitted recently that "politics can learn from Simon Cowell".
It is a little frightening to imagine what he might achieve were he to enter the political realm.

In the meantime, as the English Football Association consider the alternatives to FIFA, His Grace would like to remind his readers that there is an altruistic alternative to Simon Cowell’s divine right to ordain this year’s Christmas No1:

Love Sir Cliff or loathe him, it must be preferable to have a the gospel message of a much-loved Christmas carol filling the airwaves at Christmas than more Cowellian egotism. While X-Factor will provide Mr Cowell with another Beverly Hills mansion and help to fuel his private jet, Sir Cliff has agreed to donate all of his 'Little Town' download royalties to Alzheimer’s research.

Go on.

You know you want to.

It's Christmas.


Anonymous graham said...

"it must be preferable to have a the gospel message .... & etc.

What Gospel message?

8 December 2010 at 10:04  
Anonymous Sam Vega said...

"Simon Cowell is the High Priest of media manipulation, now credited with ‘producing’ public opinion through the X-Factor Matrix which is defining and creating reality"

Simon who?

8 December 2010 at 10:28  
Anonymous Simon said...

His Grace has more competition for Cliff being Christmas number one than the X Factor winner

Stars stay silent in X Factor protest

8 December 2010 at 11:04  
Blogger Edward Spalton said...

I haven't ever watched X Factor and would not recognise Simon Cowell. It seems people follow this programme because they feel that their votes make a difference. No more, it seems. Just like being in the EU!

8 December 2010 at 11:15  
Anonymous Voyager said...

Your Grace continues to be bemused by the mortal world and its holographic really must go here for revelation


8 December 2010 at 11:23  
Anonymous i albion said...

Who counts the public "votes?",like the elections that we have in this country now, I bet they are "fiddled" Simon Cowell knows who is going to win from the start.

8 December 2010 at 11:38  
Blogger Caedmon's Cat said...

So. X Factor is rigged. Shock horror. Who on earth would have ever imagined it? I still maintain that it's only another version of the rigged show that goes off in the Palace Of Westmonster - only more entertaining..

I won't support Sir Cliff's song for Christmas - despite being a fellow-Christian. Why? - Because I don't want to. OK?

8 December 2010 at 11:39  
Anonymous JayBee said...


Is there some way that public anger about the X-factor “fix” could be channelled into a mass protest download of Little Town?

It might catapult the old bachelor boy to No 1.

8 December 2010 at 11:41  
Blogger Ibrahimblogs said...

I love Sir Cliff!! He is a community person!
Keep posting!

This is Ibrahim from Israeli Uncensored News

8 December 2010 at 12:39  
Anonymous John Thomas said...

My inclination is to admire and support Sir Cliff, for various reasons. But anyone who counts the awful Blairs as friends suspect (you know, the RC's Trojan horse, promoter of various CD projects, etc.).

8 December 2010 at 12:51  
Anonymous Preacher said...

How any one can feel strongly enough to 'hate' a 17 year old for moving to the next round of a glitzy Karaoke contest is beyond me.
I feel that if the girl is as emotional as she appears, it would have been better for her if she had been voted off, before the pressures of the music industry produce a complete breakdown.
I believe the term "Tactical voting" was used by certain 'judges'. Perhaps this was an 'in' joke between them when they thought of the poor mugs being charged a fortune for phoning in. A slap in the face for the public, but a financial coup for the presenters. The answer? boycott the programme & hurt them in the wallet.
If Cher would have got through on public votes, let an INDEPENDANT arbitrator count & publicly display the results. Or does S.C & co want it kept hidden? perhaps a case for Wikileaks?.

8 December 2010 at 13:10  
Blogger Victor, NW Kent said...

Last week was the only episode that I have watched this year. The choice of the judges was absurd and clearly predetermined. Mary Byrne was very clearly superior and a real singing talent as well.

But, as others have remarked, who counts the votes and why are the numbers not announced?

8 December 2010 at 15:13  
Blogger steve said...

What is X-Factor?

8 December 2010 at 15:49  
Blogger Caedmon's Cat said...


For your information:


8 December 2010 at 16:17  
Blogger Gnostic said...

O/T but in reference to one of your recent posts, Your Grace.

Some good news about Engage and the all party parliamentary group on islamophobia.

8 December 2010 at 16:39  
Anonymous Michael Fowke said...

The X Factor is also fixed with the editing - the way it makes certain singers look like nutjobs. And how did so many negative stories about Wagner get into the press?

8 December 2010 at 16:45  
Anonymous anon anon said...

Nothing against Cliff himself, YG -I quite liked his simplistic early stuff; and I'm all in favour of the causes you list. I love both tune and words of "Little Town" though - it's one of my favorite carols.

I bet a lot of wives would like to contact his plastic surgeon, though.

8 December 2010 at 16:48  
Anonymous not a machine said...

I refuse to have it on its all to biased and bearpit .

surprised red top didnt invent THIEFA .

8 December 2010 at 17:22  
Blogger Daddy said...

"Whenever anyone nears to disclosing an inconvenient truth, the ad hominem begins; usually an undermining of their sanity, a questioning of their mental or emotional state, or an outright character assassination with allegations of extremism, some ‘-phobia’ or bigotry.

And then all rational discourse and objective evaluation ceases."

Your Grace,

Thank you for sharing that today.

I am fearfully expecting to lose my little boy to the secretive family courts tomorrow.

Amongst events this year, my ex-wife stopped me unilaterally from seeing my son claiming I was insane (actually, I was about to receive a divorce, on the grounds of her absuing me...) - the court accepted later that I was clearly fine but took no action.

Subsequently, the practitioner tasked with determining which parent my two year old should live with 'attached no weight' to the five page report of the Harley Street psychiatrist to whom I was referred by my GP for a clean bill of health.

She did decide though, in amongst nine pages of character assassination, created without even meeting me, that she had to recommend that he lives with his Mother, to mitigate against him 'incorporating my belief system'.

That's right, I'm a Christian.

I thought my ex-wife was, but she has made clear which of the women before King Solomon she considers herself to be.

Rational discourse and objective evaluation ceased a long time ago - I'm comforted to be reminded that this is just how the world works, and not me being paranoid :-l

Every Blessing, YG.

8 December 2010 at 17:37  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...

Mr Daddy,

His Grace is genuinely disturbed by what you have shared and wishes to help in whatever way he can. In the first instance, he will pray for you. In the second, if you would care to provide him (via email - address top right) with salient details, particularly those relating to your apparent persecution for being a believer, His Grace will broadcast far and wide if you think it might help. Fathers often seem to get appalling deals out of these 'family' courts.

8 December 2010 at 17:47  
Anonymous Tony B said...

blimey Cranny - on the strength of a posting from a stranger? Oughtn't you to be a bit more careful?

8 December 2010 at 18:07  
Anonymous Tony B said...

When I heard Cliff refer to some other artists as "lesser mortals" - I think because they had had the temerity to compete with him for the Christmas no 1 spot, I decided Cliff was actually a bit of a Charlie.

8 December 2010 at 18:09  
Anonymous Martin Sewell said...

Mr Daddy,

I make no comment on your case without full access to the facts - which you must not air on the Internet.

However you might be interested to know that Mr Justice Coleridge has recently been reminding all in the system that we are in a Justice system and that the Courts should not shirk from making and enforcing Orders it considers right for children without abrogating the duty to reports of children's wishes as reported by 3 rd parties.

Also CAFCASS officers have a duty to respect diversity and respect all lawful cultural and religious practices and beliefs.

8 December 2010 at 21:29  
Anonymous Atlas Shrugged said...

We all like a conspiracy theory, we do not however generally like truthful ones.

Governments and their controlled media are the most dangerously paranoid conspiracy theorists of them all. BBC chief political editors perpetuate their living by making up usually completely wrong ones, all night and day.

The official 9/11 take on events, is self-evidently one big extremely paranoid conspiracy theory from start to finish. After all, who but the most idiotic or self-interested BBC chief political editor could seriously believe that a Muslim fruitcake armed with no more than a few mill of daddy's cash and a mobile phone could possibly have organized 9/11 all by himself, therefore without one hell of a lot of inside assistance?

As for England's failed world cup bid.

The powers that be must think the people of this country are entirely thick. Which IMO, to an ever increasing extent they are, almost exclusively thanks to organizations such as News Corp, The BBC, and TV programming such as X-Factor.

World Cup tournaments as well Olympic Games do not ever go to the country/City that intends to spend/invest/utterly waste the least on infrastructure, they always go to the one that intends to throw the most down the proverbial drain.

This is because events such as these have the power to create several billion $'s worth of otherwise nonexistent and totally needless construction contracts ready to be gobbled-up by the worlds mega large international building constructors. There exists remarkably few of these companies, most of which are ultimately owned by the exact small group of select investors. Who most likely divided up their wages of sin, before their own architects had even completed their draft plans, never mind way before the official 'decision' was announced.

This type of corruption goes way above national governmental level. For example, the Internationalist mafia type oligarchies that have long since been running the old as well as new Russian Empire, did not force their own respective national governments to bid for the world cup simply because they like football a lot, or indeed for domestic political reasons.

They did so because they all stand to make a relatively fast, massively large financial killing destined for their own personal swiss bank accounts, or share portfolios. This easy loot will not come from any profits made from ticket sales, or media rights sold. They will come from the construction contractors, that the most powerful of these Russian oil, gold and diamond trading trillionairs have large minority shareholdings in.

The same of course should be said about people like for example the Bin-Larden family who will be directly or indirectly building the infrastructure for the 2022 Quatari world cup.

However the laughable irony of it all, as well as the REAL point is this.

You will please note that I wrote Minority shareholdings. There are no prizes for guessing who owns the majority of these companies,and even less prizes for working out who actually finances the lions share of there almost always dodgy operations. However here is a clue.

They are known to be in the most part English, working from, educated, and situated in England.

8 December 2010 at 23:32  
Anonymous Atlas shrugged said...

Sorry I missed the debate on the sexualization of children.

I beg your indulgence.

Making this a religious matter will do less then nothing to help this potentially ever more horrendous situation.

This must not become a religious v atheist debating issue if we desire that anything positive will come from it.

The most important thing we must help people to understand is that this has not been happening for a fairly long time due to any form of modern day inevitability or accident.

Lucifer, or at least the followers of same, is/are most clearly at play, whether you believe in his/their existence or not.

There never was anything inevitable or accidental about feminism, from which this problem largely originated.

No one, repeat no one likes the sight of a half or entirely naked women more then myself. However when it comes to the sexualization of children male or female then modern day reality becomes a whole new ball game.

You do not have to be stupid enough to believe in mankind wholly being the result of evolving green slime into monkeys ( an atheist )to know that putting a mini skirt on your own ten year old girl is simply WRONG in all respects, and beyond argument.

You do not have to be a trained conspiracy theorist to strongly sense that this is increasingly happening due to careful long term planning, from those who have the power and finance to make it happen.

When our pop, rock, or movie stars start dressing their young female children like bewitched whores we must know that this is being done deliberately to radically affect the minds, attitudes and so collective consciousness of the profane.

Only please be careful because an even worse fate may be about to be wittingly inflicted on our male off-spring.

The proverbial they have already taken serious medical, sociological, and legal steps towards the feminization of the male gender. If this was not already self-apparent, it may shortly become so.

Believe this, or not the powers that be intend to make as many young men as possible positively want to become, what can only be described as Shemales, or worse transexuals in some cases.

I am sure that there is not a man alive today that has not at least once fantasized about being a women for many reasons very much not excluding only financial ones.

They have already managed to get our NHS to freely provide the needed, and much researched drug and surgical treatments. All it takes now is for a wannabe famous establishment created shemale pop band to magically turn up from somewhere, and their long term plan will have reached its critical moment.

Watch out, because it is coming. This has already been tried and thankfully failed, but it will be tried again, and again until it finally works.

9 December 2010 at 00:53  
Anonymous John Thomas said...

Sir Cliff: Yes, I meant to say that someone who counts the Blairs as friends must be suspect - anyone agree?

What is "Engage"?

X factor winners/losers/etc. - Who knows, who cares? But it's very sad how these vile tv programmes, media gurus and wretched celebrities use and abuse vulnerable young people and give them dreams they may never realise, and then cast them aside to ... despair? Maybe, in some cases. Tragic!

9 December 2010 at 08:37  
Blogger Steve said...

What do Gareth Gates, Rhidian Roberts and Susan Boyle have in common?

9 December 2010 at 13:23  
Blogger Dave said...

Good old AOG

9 December 2010 at 20:57  

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