I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed how out of control the BBC has become. Last night's Newsnight and this morning's Today programme were so unashamedly, dispicably, outrageously pro-Labour that it's difficult to imagine how they could have been any more biased without having "this is a party political broadcast on behalf of the Labour party" at the beginning.
The brilliant Biased BBC blog has the full story.
Mark Thompson talks about 'impartiality'. Either he has no idea what the word means, in which case he is stupid - and should be fired by a new Tory government. Or he knows what it means, in which case he's a stinking liar - and should be fired by a new Tory government. Or he has no control over the company the Labour party employed him to head, in which case he's incompetent - and should be fired by a new Tory government.
When he's gone, Cameron can set about breaking up the entire, thieving corporate edifice, too.
Shouldn't be difficult; it's rotten to its contaminated core, and has been for years.
Easter Monday on radio 4 every news bulletin and news programme including the normally balanced PM show under Eddie Mair (not Carolyn Quinn), was poisonously vitriolic in its bias against the Conservatives.
In spite of more stringent regulations on the bbc to show balance once an election is officially declared they continue to breach these. Their new tactic is to allow the Labour and LibDem parties to spout lies and gross exagerations to cover up their own lack of policies and actions to recover our dire economic situation.
Listen to Vince Cable on the Toady Programme in which he attacks business and the Conservatives, and he was an economist with a major oil company - he has sold his reputation and ethics to obtain power under a Lab/Lib prospective government. Power corrupts.
The international blogosphere is incredulous at the bbc's bias toward this incompetent government, and comparison with Pravda have been mentioned.
As for Thompson, as a political appointee he has never been capable of running the BBC, but I would like to know who is at the moment.
Good post, anon. As to your last point, about who should lead a new, streamlined public service broadcaster, preferably a capped grant funded one, it hard to say. How about bringing in someone from abroad? Someone from the US perhaps, with experience of running their public broadcasting system. Paul Kerger, maybe?ReplyDelete