I was giving some thought earlier about how I could actually get him to read it.@Truxx
Obviously, you are wasting your time. You know that, I know that.
You might like to invite him to focus initial thoughts on News and Current Affairs. He has the background, and it is the area that, at the end of the day, invites the most brickbats thrown at the DG, rightly or wrongly.
Now, given his background, he will doubtless be inclined to think that BBC News is wonderful. Polling indicates that, amongst the public at large, broadcast TV is still the most trusted source of news in the UK. (Stand fast the teens of course.) However, ever since Saville (but not necessarily just because of him), said trust has nevertheless roughly halved. So for the BBC to be more trusted by the UK public than The Sun or The Telegraph or Bob down the Slaughtered Lamb pub is not something about which one should be overly smug if you are a DG.
Impartiality does not mean giving equal weight to every single opinion. The BBC have already picked one notorious issue on which they are prepared to take such a stance - anthropogenic climate change. (I think they are wholly wrong, personally, but that is another matter.) So they are willing and able to ignore minority views when it they judge it right so to do.
Points of detail - stop News being so bloody patronising. Nothing sets my teeth on edge more than hearing Huw or Fiona or Rita or George introduce a piece with "X now explains..."
You and I have spent too much time dealing with supposedly expert journalists, assigned to cover Defence. You and I know how fecking ignorant they tended to be, and worse, how if they actually acquired any knowledge, they would quickly be transferred to another role for the crime of "going native". (Are they still allowed to say that in the Beeb?) So given that I know just how ignorant Defence corrs are, why should I believe that Fergus Walsh has a bloody clue about Health? Or Bronwen Maddox about Education? OK, Robert Peston is no longer a BBC problem, but it is perhaps worth pointing out to Mr Davie that Peston in his Beeb days was chosen by the estimable editors of the Viz Profanisaurus as the exemplar of AFKIAWKFA - A Fecking Know It All Who Knows Feck All. He is an extreme example of an all too common malaise. That is Viz talking, not some crazed right wing ex mil discontents.
So, who are they to "explain"?
Oh, and scrap things such as Reality Check. The Beeb is supposed to be impartial. Yet the issues that come up on "Reality Check" are always highly politicised. And the facts are often debateable. So either the Beeb compromises its impartiality, or, wimps out with a classic bit of "on the one hand, on the other hand..."
Stop applying Brit liberal editorial overlay to your US reporting. (This is not just about their hatred of Trump.) Firstly, none of your "US Editors" understand the Yanks. Second, you are damaging not just the Beeb's reputation, but also the UK's reputation, with the Yanks by preaching about gun control or law enforcement or health care or whatever.
Now, the only way you might get Mr Davie to read this is by affixing your missive to the radiator of one of your Scammells and driving it through his living room wall. But that would be sheer vandalism. Of your Scammell. But do crack on old bean!
Brown envelope marked "HMRC" probably.