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Time to scrap the B.B.C.

On 30 Jun 2014 at 3:12pm Tory Voice wrote:
Gross mismanagement,extreme left wing or ar best fluffy liberal views, blatantly Europhile, it's time end the licencee fee and sell off the B.B.C to the highest bidder,preferably Fox ,so we can at least have a broadcaster that reflects public opinion.We have sold off everything else why should the lefties at B.B.C be spared the rigours of competition?l believe in better.
On 30 Jun 2014 at 4:26pm bastian wrote:
who's that trick tracking over my rickerty bridge.
On 30 Jun 2014 at 7:46pm Paul Newman wrote:
I continue to find the state domination of the media worrying especially as they are using their position to kill off the free press on the internet.
On 30 Jun 2014 at 7:53pm Sussex Jim wrote:
The BBC, the first radio in 1922 and the first television in 1936 broadcasting services in the world.

The BBC. The first radio broadcasting service in the world, followed by the first broadcasting television service in 1936.
A national icon. I watch the news on the flagship channel, BBC1; still broadcasting after nearly 80 years apart from the wartime break.
What a pity that the left wing anarchists have infiltrated this fine British institution, to the extent that I now refer to it as the Biased Broadcasting Corporation.

On 30 Jun 2014 at 8:08pm Oswald wrote:
It has to be said that the way they had a go at David Cameron last Friday evening was staggering.
They had him down as a failure even though he stuck to his guns and voted in the way that he knew the majority of people in country and indeed parliament would have wanted him to. Curiously though radio 4 interpreted it in a completely different way and virtually insisted that he was given the VC.
On 30 Jun 2014 at 8:36pm Ed Can Do wrote:
To those of you who don't like BBC news coverage, why exactly then do you watch it?

I mean, these days there are literally hundreds on news outlets either online or on digital tv so surely you can find one that shares and reinforces your world view and watch that, instead of getting upset with what the BBC is saying? If you like Fox News for example, then watch Sky News which is available on every digital outlet as a free channel. Alternatively read the Sun online. In fact there are probably more ways to get Rupert Murdoch's spin on world events than anyone else's so why waste your time watching the BBC news in the first place?

Personally I think the BBC news is decent enough but then I watch the news to find out what's going on in the world, the opinion bits don't interest me at all. I generally read the BBC news website then google any interesting stories to get other takes on it, if I come across a site that is clearly nonsense (The Mail Online generally) then I don't visit it again, I don't get angry about it though, that would just be silly.
On 30 Jun 2014 at 9:15pm Paul Newman wrote:
Ed can do what?
No there is the BBC and Sky and for the majority there is the BBC.
What you have to remember is that the BBC is not merely a service provider . It is the biggest player on the Political scene backing the other Public Sector monopolies in Health and education and so who have their own pet political Party.
This bias to the left on our cultural life is of profound importance . When Thatcher won the economic argument the BBC shifted the ground the soft cultural wars ( guided by people like Polly Toynbee who was editor of Social affairs )
The constant drip feed of leftish bias lead to the Blair period and the disastrously bloated public sector we are unable to afford but cannot reform, such is its power.
On 30 Jun 2014 at 11:26pm Clifford wrote:
Paul Newman wrote: 'When Thatcher won the economic argument...'
And the result of that victory? Oh no, she said, we don't need industry... We can depend on the City. They're make us wealthy. And then came the crash as the grasping deregulated finance 'industry' hit the brick wall. Thanks for that.
On 30 Jun 2014 at 11:57pm Humbert wrote:
When people call the BBC left wing biased they immediately lose their argument because they can't back it up with any evidence. The disproportionate UKIP saturation coverage and the recent failure to report on over 50,000 marching against austerity in London end any illusion of left wing bias that most of us know to have been a myth in the first place.
On 1 Jul 2014 at 7:57am Vanessa Redgrave wrote:
Paul stick to films, luvvie
On 1 Jul 2014 at 9:35am Deelite 2 wrote:
That the BBC pushes a leftie agenda us plainly rubbish. It does provide a superb news service which, when compared to Sky, Fox, Telegraph, Guardian etc is pretty fair and even and without obvious agenda. It is also a world leader in the production of quality TV and radio. For many in other countries it us the last 'great' thing about Britain.

However, if it is abolished this should go hand in hand with the introduction of a law restricting the mass ownership of media. If it doesn't mass media will become little more than propaganda for rich and powerful corporations.
On 1 Jul 2014 at 10:08am Paul Newman wrote:
Hi Clifford
Had the industries of the time been profitable they would have survived and had the Union regime of the time been sustainable a subsequent government would have repealed Thatcher`s reforms . Such a repeal has never been on the table. I think you need to remember what the 70s were like.
Having said that it was an awful time for many people who suffered the horrors of unemployment and I don`t look back on it with any affection.
Was there another way ?
On 1 Jul 2014 at 10:56am Merlin Milner wrote:
It will be a sad day if the BBC becomes a private organisation. Long may it continue. Like many organisations it needs constant improvements. But Lord Reith's legacy must continue. Not everything should be part of the global capitalist market.
On 1 Jul 2014 at 11:18am Mr Spoonz wrote:
Time to scrap the Tories, UKIP etc? No place in the modern world for selfish capitalists, bigots and little Englanders. We need to be a more caring, equal society, not one based on selfishness and hatred, scared of Europe and anyone who dares even contemplate coming to the UK for a better life. Just when did Britain become so racist and inward looking?! It's just like America under Bush Jnr

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