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

Whilst I do think they are a bit leftie, I take great umbrage that that orange loon in the White House suggests they peddle "Fake news". He certainly doesn't peddle.... at least an exercise bike.
 
I was watching an interview last week with a Norwegian minister on BBC news. The BBC were up in arms about something or other to do with immigration in Norway and plans afoot to stem the flow. The BBC interviewer's questions were easily batted aside.
Then Brexit got mentioned and then - the Norwegian model wrt single market etc.The BBC interviewer's response: "Isn't that a bit undemocratic don't you think...allowing up to 70% of your legislation being decided by Brussels...".
 
I was watching an interview last week with a Norwegian minister on BBC news. The BBC were up in arms about something or other to do with immigration in Norway and plans afoot to stem the flow. The BBC interviewer's questions were easily batted aside.
Then Brexit got mentioned and then - the Norwegian model wrt single market etc.The BBC interviewer's response: "Isn't that a bit undemocratic don't you think...allowing up to 70% of your legislation being decided by Brussels...".
Remind's me of this cartoon:
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Is the harridan P Toynbee on the payroll of the BBC? She has been on the box on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and now is on the Sunday Politics - FFS how often do we have to hear her ultra left wing POV or is this part of the BBC ensuring that the socialist message is driven home - forcefully?

I cant stand the woman and when I want to watch a balanced, decent political review, the BBC trots her out thus ensuring the socialist message is foremost. She must now be in the quarter million£ pay rate that such people seem to get for appearing on the BBC chanels.
 
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Is the harridan P Toynbee on the payroll of the BBC? She has been obn the box on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and now is on the Sunday Politics - FFS how often do we have to hear her ultra left wing POV or is this part of the BBC ensuring that the socialist message is driven home - foprecefully?

I cant stand the woman and when I want to watch a balanced, decent political review, the BBC trots her out thus ensuring the socialist message is foremost. She must now be in the quarter million£ pay rate that such people seem to get for appearing on the BBC chanels.
As per the BBC politics thread, I switched off. "Best and brightest political commentators" my ARRSE.
 
Thought I would watch a bit of the marathon this morning. Gaby wossername interviewing the first official female marathon runner or something and how she was influential in breaking down the sexist barriers and empowering women. Ok, I thought, but a bit boring so turned over to Andrew Marr on BBC2. Tom Daley was being interviewed about gay rights and being a gay dad. Back over to the Marathon and it’s a collection of sound bytes from about 20 assorted individuals as to why they are running the marathon, just one was your ‘standard white male’ and they stuck him in towards the end. The collection of individuals didn’t exactly match the representation of the 40 or so thousand individuals running from the coverage I saw of the participants. I then popped out to buy the Mail on Sunday*, when I returned, bizzarley the marathon coverage was then reminding me about the anniversary of the death of Steven Lawrence.
The preaching and message pushing of this once great British institution has become more than tedious now.



* or maybe I didn’t. Who knows?
 
The BBC is part of the great left-wing plot to wreck this country. It always has been. It's why it was incorporated. Now the apparatchiks eagerly carry on the agenda bequeathed by T. Blair and his henchman Gordon Brown. And they've almost succeeded. But they should be worried about what comes next. No self-respecting dictator has any time for quislings and traitors, no matter how much he owes them. My, how they must hate this country.
 
The BBC is part of the great left-wing plot to wreck this country. It always has been. It's why it was incorporated. Now the apparatchiks eagerly carry on the agenda bequeathed by T. Blair and his henchman Gordon Brown. And they've almost succeeded. But they should be worried about what comes next. No self-respecting dictator has any time for quislings and traitors, no matter how much he owes them. My, how they must hate this country.
And how is the Stormfront front page getting on these days?
 
The BBC is part of the great left-wing plot to wreck this country. It always has been. It's why it was incorporated. Now the apparatchiks eagerly carry on the agenda bequeathed by T. Blair and his henchman Gordon Brown. And they've almost succeeded. But they should be worried about what comes next. No self-respecting dictator has any time for quislings and traitors, no matter how much he owes them. My, how they must hate this country.
You do realise the BBC came into being long before The great Satan and his accomplice don't you?
 

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I've been keeping different hours lately, so have tuned in to BBC Radio 4 7am news slot.

Is it just me or does every single broadcast begin with a story about the Labour Party ?

Seems to be a bit of a pattern.
Justin Webb and John Humphries seem to be the only ones who make any attempt at neutrality.

I've worked in BBC newsrooms, and I can tell you they are highly politicised. Nothing against The Agenda will ever see the light of day, and they are in it for the long term.
Part of that pattern was the Great Salford Migration aka the Long March.

Moving the centre of gravity of BBC management and current affairs to Manchester was a purely political act on the part of the previous administration in my view.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/oct/31/bbc-staff-london-salford
 
You do realise the BBC came into being long before The great Satan and his accomplice don't you?
Yes and that means...???
You do realise that that is a rather pointless statement, given the left wing leaning , PC whinging slant that has now permenantly deformed what was an iconically even handed, unbiased, organisation.
 
Is the harridan P Toynbee on the payroll of the BBC? She has been on the box on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and now is on the Sunday Politics - FFS how often do we have to hear her ultra left wing POV or is this part of the BBC ensuring that the socialist message is driven home - forcefully?

I cant stand the woman and when I want to watch a balanced, decent political review, the BBC trots her out thus ensuring the socialist message is foremost. She must now be in the quarter million£ pay rate that such people seem to get for appearing on the BBC chanels.
The BBC are obliged to have on a counter argument for her leftiness. Who was it?
If there was no one, feel free to complain. BBC - Complaints - Complain Online

iPlayer tells me that Kate McCann from the Telegraph was on the same show. Will you be complaining about her apparent right-wing views?
 

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The BBC are obliged to have on a counter argument for her leftiness. Who was it?
If there was no one, feel free to complain. BBC - Complaints - Complain Online

iPlayer tells me that Kate McCann from the Telegraph was on the same show. Will you be complaining about her apparent right-wing views?
Was Ms McCann invited to give her opinion repeatedly on the political situation? Was she in front of any camera that the BBC were using? No. Toynbee was. I was not talking about one show but the fact that over last weekend Toynbee was never very far from a BBC camera!

If Farage appeared repeatedly in the same manner as the Harridan Toynbee then I suspect you would be jumping out of your pram asking why!

As to complaining to the BBC, have you ever watched the slot they give to complaints on a Saturday morning? According to that programme the BBC is peopled by saints who never do anything wrong! (And when they have been caught with their hand in the till there is never anyone available to respond)
 
Was Ms McCann invited to give her opinion repeatedly on the political situation? Was she in front of any camera that the BBC were using? No. Toynbee was. I was not talking about one show but the fact that over last weekend Toynbee was never very far from a BBC camera!
If you think that McCann had less than an equal share, then complain.
If it's the fact that Toynbee's regularity is a concern and/or impartial, then complain
If you don't like Toynbee, then suck it up or stop watching political discussion shows

If Farage appeared repeatedly in the same manner as the Harridan Toynbee then I suspect you would be jumping out of your pram asking why!
You think I'm some anti-Brexit rabid left winger? Did you come to this conclusion all by yourself after a thorough analytical study of my previous posts to discover my true political leanings, or did you get you just smash the keyboard with a slight hangover because I questioned your anti-left rant?

As to complaining to the BBC, have you ever watched the slot they give to complaints on a Saturday morning? According to that programme the BBC is peopled by saints who never do anything wrong! (And when they have been caught with their hand in the till there is never anyone available to respond)
You do know that the BBC complaints process and Newswatch are two different things don't you?
Complaining about political bias is not necessarily something that Samira Ahmed will really be bothered about to fill 10 minutes on a Saturday morning

Here, feel free to read the impartiality guidelines for editors to see if the BBC have stepped over the mark to justify a valid compliant. BBC - Impartiality: Introduction - Editorial Guidelines
 
Is the harridan P Toynbee on the payroll of the BBC? She has been on the box on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and now is on the Sunday Politics - FFS how often do we have to hear her ultra left wing POV or is this part of the BBC ensuring that the socialist message is driven home - forcefully?
She still has many friends there from her time at the BBC and elsewhere
Polly Toynbee - Wikipedia
Toynbee worked for many years at The Guardian before joining the BBC where she was social affairs editor (1988–1995). At The Independent, which she joined after leaving the BBC, she was a columnist and associate editor, working with then editor Andrew Marr.
 

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That irritating Jock twat Jim Naughty only fell off presenting 'Today' because it was pointed out that he had once been a candidate for a Labour seat.

My money is on them levering Laura Kuenssberg in there as soon as she gets a bit raddled.
 
That irritating Jock twat Jim Naughty only fell off presenting 'Today' because it was pointed out that he had once been a candidate for a Labour seat.

My money is on them levering Laura Kuenssberg in there as soon as she gets a bit raddled.
My opinion is (and I accept I could be wrong) is that the BBC "floated" Kuennsberg for higher things but she was regarded to have got a bit above her station and became rather ubiquitous.

@bigeye
 

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