Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Report says BBC operates in "left-leaning comfort zone"

It’s official, a report titled ‘From Seesaw to Wagon Wheel’, criticised the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for an innate Left/Liberal bias. Warning that this angered viewers and risked stifling originality.

The BBC's former political editor, Andrew Marr, revealed during a seminar in 2006 that the staffing of BBC ‘almost certainly’ did not accurately reflect the profile of the country in terms of race, or sexual preference and that it predominantly employed younger people.

A survey of viewers found that while the corporation was still generally seen as impartial, the majority of those surveyed outside of South-East England felt they were under-represented and there was a suggestion that it was felt news reports were sometimes censored in the interests of political correctness.

The BBC is funded by the 'Television Licence' a compulsory tax on each household's television ownership in the UK.

2 comments:

TC said...

Have you seen this?

Phil A said...

TC - Surely there is no need to abolish the Beeb.

Just get rid of the Licence Fee.