Andrew Marr later told the newspaper: The BBC is not impartial or neutral. Its a publicly funded, urban organisation with an abnormally large number of young people, ethnic minorities and gay people.
It has a liberal bias not so much a party-political bias. It is better expressed as a cultural liberal bias.
I would have thought any news organisation worth their salt would have telephone numbers or links to extremist organisations that make the news. In the height of the IRA's activities I imagine a lot of newspaper reporters, tv media correspondents or programme makers had a telephone number or contact within that particular organisation whom they could get an inside perspective or comment. Substitute IRA for the latest terrorist group AQ.
His degree was thrown out the pram when he took out his super injunction in 2008 (He's now said he is very sorry just ahead of a Private Eye challenge so we can talk about it).
Everybody not in the BBC knew he had done it but not why. Cue rumours of a gay affair that persist even today. The truth is more funny. Had an affair and the bird got pregnant. Cue Andrew confessing to his Missus and starting to pay maintainence. Only for a DNA test to reveal that he was not the father.
But I agree with Marr about the BBC having a cultural rather than political biase. Too many PC Luvvies accountable to nobody but bigger PC Luvvies.
Nothing new. A bit of a non-story. The BBC has shown over the last 15 years where the reporting has slanted - it's just starting to confess now (shades of licence fee cuts) that it COULD have been more balanced. Once the budget is sorted it will be back to business as usual
The Beeb World Service TV showed the 'Real IRA' having their protest over Easter.
Only one wide shot as they marched up.
Then a 'Tight' series of shots showing just the Firing party. Gave impression of large crowd.
CNN showed same meeting, wide shot very few attending.
The last thing the People of Ireland need or want is a return to the bad days from 69 onward.
i feel hurt now. having a dinosaur-daily-mailist-middle-class-old-twat-with-a-shite-dog critisize my english.
please, next time you have something to say to me... have something to say. that's all i really want from you.
although, next time we should happen to have different opinions on any specific topic, please answer my questions, address my points, and don't just repeat the same tosh ad infinitum.
or at least, leave the insults out of it if you want to seem like the superior being you think you are. otherwise you just come across as a bit of a small minded cretin. if i may say so.
I do not see the point of inviting the Foreign Secretary, or 'Seckertree' as the left wing organ the BBC prefers, if we cannot hear what he says without the constant interruption of the pea-brained upstart Justin Webb.
Where did the BBC get this awful little twerp Webb? 'The Cherry Blair College of Rudeness and Bad Manners' perhaps? Whatever, I bet he is a fully fledged, paid up 'trendy Leftie'.
The BBC has been a propaganda tool for the Government all the way during the balls up in Libya.The number of reporters they cramed into the place was insane as if the majority of British citizens give a toss!
Propaganda. 'Today' - John Humphrys (millionaire socialist) and the arch witch Polly Toynbee (attacks private schools, but educated her leprous spawn privately) bleating on about cruel cuts by this cruel government.