BBC bias in question (which way do they lean?)

A brilliant move against the BBC... It appears that there is an official veto on the R4 flagship ‘Today’ programme with PR people briefed to get their ministers on any /all broadcast media except R4?

Empty chairs on the radio probably doesn’t have a great deal of impact :)
Sends a message, one you're obviously not licensed to receive.
 
Well Labour needs a new cause celebre. Can I suggest a mantra they might like to adopt;

The 'Peoples' BBC, IS NOT FOR SALE !!
 
Sends a message, one you're obviously not licensed to receive.
How wrong you are... I most certainly do have a licence, albeit begrudgingly.

’Er indoors would make my life intolerable if she couldn’t watch her Dancing in the Jungle‘s East End Street with Sleb chef Mick (Shouty Cnut) McIntyre or whatever it is she spends most of her evenings glued to.
 
How wrong you are... I most certainly do have a licence, albeit begrudgingly.

’Er indoors would make my life intolerable if she couldn’t watch her Dancing in the Jungle‘s East End Street with Sleb chef Mick (Shouty Cnut) McIntyre or whatever it is she spends most of her evenings glued to.
Whoosh
 
"Executions Live" replacing the likes of "Springwatch", Autumnwatch", "The Andrew Marr Show"? Could do well in the battle for ratings.
Great idea.
'Tonight, we have three potential targets - Chris Packham, Andrew Marr, and Victoria Derbyshire - but only two 9mm bullets. Who will get shot? Dial (insert no) to vote.
Npw, Chris, why shouldn't you be shot?'
 
The story today that Dan Walker is costing licence payers £200.00 a day to be chauffeured to and from home in Sheffield to the studios in Salford will only add fuel to the fire.
 
The story today that Dan Walker is costing licence payers £200.00 a day to be chauffeured to and from home in Sheffield to the studios in Salford will only add fuel to the fire.
Home to Duty at £2.50 per mile!! That would be some retention initiative for the currently serving.

Jury Service allowance is "only" 31.4p per mile.
 
The turtle's head emerges:


Beeb nodding dogs begin to look for scapegoats and excuses. How long, one wonders, before the hankie-twisting appeals to the very public they still regard with utter contempt begin?
 

TamH70

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The turtle's head emerges:


Beeb nodding dogs begin to look for scapegoats and excuses. How long, one wonders, before the hankie-twisting appeals to the very public they still regard with utter contempt begin?
You should have linked the one from the Welsh Windbag that was referred to in the article - Huw Edwards on how everyone is horrid to the BBC "News" staffers.


It's comedy gold.
 
You should have linked the one from the Welsh Windbag that was referred to in the article - Huw Edwards on how everyone is horrid to the BBC "News" staffers.


It's comedy gold.
Oh yus. The nasty social media trolls pulling aside the curtain to reveal the Great And Powerful Huw to be little more than a flabby balloon decorated with a hand-drawn Welsh dragon.
 
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Auld-Yin

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The turtle's head emerges:


Beeb nodding dogs begin to look for scapegoats and excuses. How long, one wonders, before the hankie-twisting appeals to the very public they still regard with utter contempt begin?
I think this comment from the BBC article sums up the highly biased view of tge Corporation
In October, Ms Morgan said she was "open-minded" about replacing the licence fee with a different model, including a Netflix-style subscription. There's nothing wrong with that: it's good to be open-minded. But the fact that she wasn't instinctively and trenchantly defending the current model is obviously notable.
Good to have an open mind just as long as it supports the BBC and its POV.

Unbelievable!
 

Cold_Collation

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I can dismiss the bleating of the Hard Left for numerous reasons. As I’ve said previously, a refusal to slavishly regurgitate their every utterance does not constitute bias.

However, my thoughts about the BBC are coloured by older stories, such as the empty champagne bottles rattling around in the corridors after Blair was elected. Or the rejection of my letter of objection to the way historical stories focus often on the UK’s foes’ suffering and not the threats and atrocities imposed upon us.

More recently, the attitude of Laura K to Boris, or the repeated ‘accidental’ mis-captioning of images relating to him that somehow never happened to Corbyn.

Or a head of light entertainment who made clear his dislike of Jeremy Clarkson because he wasn’t PC enough - never mind that he was funny and entertaining.

In its way, that last was the most telling. A commercial organisation would never have done what the BBC did.

The BBC has been shielded by the licence fee. And, like a trust fund baby, it hasn’t had to worry about making a living. It’s been able to dabble and indulge itself.

I still maintain that SOME of the news content is far better than that found elsewhere in the world. SOME factual content is still outstanding - though God help us when Attenborough passes.

But for the rest, a very good, sharp kick is needed. I don’t want quotas in drama. Why? Because they’re a lie. I don’t want a sharply cosmopolitan take on everything which happens. Why? Because that empathises with a very narrow purview and alienates many of those currently forced to pay the licence fee.

The BBC does the same as the current Labour Party - it sneers at the very people it purports to represent, then squeals when they object.

And, like Labour’s manifesto, its output is a product.

The BBC needs to ask itself this: if it didn’t have the licence fee, would people buy that product? If the answer is no, then it needs to change.

The usual retort is that that would mean commercialism, a race to the bottom. Well, no. People will pay for quality television, be it factual or drama. Some of the BBC’s commercial rivals are already proving that.

Like politicians, the BBC’s employees work for us, not the other way round. It’s about time they remembered that.
 
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Themanwho

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I think this comment from the BBC article sums up the highly biased view of tge Corporation

Good to have an open mind just as long as it supports the BBC and its POV.

Unbelievable!
Took the words right out of my mouth, damn you.

(Thankfully for both of us, it wasn't while you were kissing me...)
 

TamH70

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Took the words right out of my mouth, damn you.

(Thankfully for both of us, it wasn't while you were kissing me...)
Meat Loaf references intensify.
 

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