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Started by Fezziwig on Dec 1, 2019 7:10:02 PM
Which way is the BBC biased?

Well?

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Tripos - 01 Dec 2019 19:19:16 (#1 of 110)

I think the short answer is the BBC is made up of individuals with all that entails.

However the BBC Director General is appointed by the government of the day.

AlanII - 01 Dec 2019 19:20:21 (#2 of 110)

Towards the establishment of the day. Unfortunately, the establishment of the day is fucking mental at the moment.

ChankNolen - 01 Dec 2019 19:22:16 (#3 of 110)

What window are we going to go through children? The OVERTON window.

Fezziwig - 01 Dec 2019 19:22:43 (#4 of 110)

Poll I saw said 22% thought it was left-wing, 18% right-wing.

AlanII - 01 Dec 2019 19:23:38 (#5 of 110)

It's not only the establishment that's mental at the moment, to be fair.

moto748 - 01 Dec 2019 19:24:11 (#6 of 110)

Poll I saw said most people want Boris Johnson to be PM.

Tripos - 01 Dec 2019 19:24:12 (#7 of 110)

> AlanII - 01 Dec 2019 19:23:38 ( #5 of 8)

> It's not only the establishment that's mental at the moment, to be fair.

GPWM.

slicey - 01 Dec 2019 19:24:20 (#8 of 110)

The distance between Johnson and Corbyn I think it's more of a Overton Patio Doors these days.

moto748 - 01 Dec 2019 19:25:10 (#9 of 110)

I said, you buy one, you get one free...

Fezziwig - 01 Dec 2019 19:27:20 (#10 of 110)

Daft question really on a left leaning site. What right-wing sites can I ask the same question?

Tripos - 01 Dec 2019 19:31:54 (#11 of 110)

This is someones opinion on one member of the BBC "talent" posted on another thread: https://twitter.com/TomLondon6/status/120090152790
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Ebadlun - 02 Dec 2019 01:04:47 (#12 of 110)

The Daleks are constantly portrayed as merciless killing machines, always improbably thwarted by the Doctor's cunning. When are we going to see things from a Dalek perspective?

moto748 - 02 Dec 2019 01:06:58 (#13 of 110)

Just stick around for a while.

guigal - 02 Dec 2019 01:11:34 (#14 of 110)

It's biased in favour of news values. It gives endless free publicity to big political names. Ideally, most of what Trump and Johnson say wouldn't be reported, or only in the most summary form, on the grounds that it's self-serving lies and nonsense.

RosyLovelady - 02 Dec 2019 07:51:12 (#15 of 110)

When the BBC poached Laura Kuenssberg from ITN, they must have known what her political bias (briefly, in favour of the rich) was and presumably thought it was just the ticket.

Ginmonkey - 02 Dec 2019 07:53:08 (#16 of 110)

Yes, that is exactly how recruitment at the BBC works. They ask you to submit a 3 page essay on how much you like rich people.

RosyLovelady - 02 Dec 2019 07:57:28 (#17 of 110)

Er, you clearly know more about it than do. So well done.

Tenesmus - 02 Dec 2019 08:01:02 (#18 of 110)

Kuenssberg, eh...

TheValkyrie - 02 Dec 2019 08:02:11 (#19 of 110)

It's biased in favour towards the establishment but also biased towards being socially liberal.

Hilary - 02 Dec 2019 08:32:18 (#20 of 110)

Which is unsurprising, since the establishment, a significant part of which _is_ the BBC, being metropolitan and internationalist/globalist minded, is itself socially liberal.

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