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On 10 Jan 2014 at 11:13am queequeg wrote:
Last night Radio 4 news had a comment by the presenter regarding the Conservative Chancellor's opinion on something or other.
In my book the Chancellor of the Exchequer speaks for the whole of the UK and not the Conservative party. The assumption behind saying the "Conservative Chancellor" , ie. that the proper one will be along in a minute, tells you all you need to know about the mindset of the BBC. Of course there are numerous other examples.
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On 10 Jan 2014 at 11:45am Kettle wrote:
Let's hope there is another one along in minute.
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On 10 Jan 2014 at 12:53pm Clifford wrote:
Yes, numerous examples queequeg. Like the Labour government forcing the resignation of the BBC's director general and chairman because it didn't like the BBC's reporting. And then there's the way the BBC played down the NHS 'reforms'... Yes, the BBC is obviously in the hands of the opposition.
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On 10 Jan 2014 at 12:57pm grassy knoll wrote:
good grief, talk about conspiracy theories. Has it occurred to you that there might be a reason why a Minister in a coalition should technically be referred to using the party first? The Conservatives might even want everyone to be reminded who they are.
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On 10 Jan 2014 at 5:24pm Caped Crusader wrote:
What a lot of hot air. Left dominated BBC is nonesense. You couldn't be more wrong in the last 10 years
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On 10 Jan 2014 at 6:05pm Mme B wrote:
It has always been a well-established fact, going back even to the early days of the BBC, that there is a left wing bias among those who work there. I believe the Charter states that equal prominence must be given to all parties, especially during an election, but I am not sure that happens any more.
No doubt someone on this Forum will now proceed to shoot me down in flames!
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On 10 Jan 2014 at 6:59pm Deelite 2 wrote:
I think the BBCs agenda is unremittingly right wing. PJ Harveys recent Today program was the only bit of decent left wing reporting I've heard on it for years.

The default stance is always right wing capitalist, commercial, consumerist. No other world view gets a look in.
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On 10 Jan 2014 at 10:44pm Joe wrote:
P J Harvey's submission "reporting"? More of an ill-focused polemic, surely.
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On 11 Jan 2014 at 12:23am Bermuda Triangle wrote:
I wonder who is co-ordinating all this bias. It must be a very difficult job editing all the comments, writing a secret guidebook with all the biased phrases to use, and especially hard to censor live broadcasts.
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On 11 Jan 2014 at 6:07am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Right-wingers are always moaning about the BBC having a left-wing bias, lefties like me have always considered it to be right-wing.
I suspect that means they are actually pretty close to the centre.
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On 11 Jan 2014 at 9:27am Deelite 2 wrote:
I suspect you are right. Here are two interpretations of the same report conducted into bias at the BBC.
www.newstatesman.com/broadcast/2013/08/hard-evidence-how-biased-bbc
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/10235967/BBC-is-biased-toward-the-left-study-finds.html
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On 11 Jan 2014 at 9:55pm Queequeg wrote:
Is it ever possible for you lefties to display an open mind?
I am not saying that bias is intentional but that most BBC staff live, work, socialise in the predominating mindset of the guilty, hand wringing, middle classes who now own the the working class franchise (The no longer Labour Party).
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On 12 Jan 2014 at 3:14pm Knoxon Cutts wrote:
I think you'll find that the British Brainwashing Corporation doesn't limit it's propaganda to the left/right political delusion.David Rose in the Mail on Sunday reveals that the BBC has spent tens of thousands of pounds to cover up an eco-conference that shaped the beeb's stance on global warming.28 senior directors attended a seminar which cost 67,000,provided by our goverment,to set it's stance on global warming.Whatever your opinion on that matter is,why cover it up,at great cost to boot? Perhaps this goes some way to answering your question Bermuda T
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On 13 Jan 2014 at 12:58am blahblahblah wrote:
Is it ever possible for you right wingers to display an open mind?
Odd isn't it - the BBC, who virtually invented the Thatcherite practice of over staffing financial and management roles, ideally with 'consultants', at the expense of production floor staff, is viewed by the right wing as being left biased.
Evidence that the right wing is truly starting to eat itself in its paranoid pursuit of perceived enemies. The only socialism you'll find at the BBC is the champagne socialism found at the corporate level, when a truly disastrous directorship is punished with an eye-wateringly generous pay off - like any other multinational corporation.
The truth is, the view that the BBC as a left wing biased machine is one held only by Rupert Murdoch and his loyal readership, all too dumb to realise his commercial interest in the BBC being dismantled. The Sun and the Times will always slag off the BBC and promote Sky
Follow the money.
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On 14 Jan 2014 at 8:56am Frak wrote:
Brilliant - a post on BBC bias using the Mail on Sunday as a source for a valid argument.
Generally the BBC will be the news source I would trust as they do not have the same commercial or political interests that others do, whether that be Mail or Guardian.


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