This is hardly surprising. What is surprising is that the bbc director general now thinks the left wing bias is gone. How laughable. Our friends at the cbc deny all bias, while openly being a mouthpiece for the grits. The concerted attacks against SunTv News are further evidence of this bias. The bbc faces large cuts and loss of its mandatory licencing fee. The cbc should be sold.
Critics of the BBC have long accused it of left-wing bias and a hatred of the former Tory leader.
Confirming their fears, Mr Thompson said: "In the BBC I joined 30 years ago there was, in much of current affairs, in terms of people's personal politics, which were quite vocal, a massive bias to the left.
"The organisation did struggle then with impartiality. And journalistically, staff were quite mystified by the early years of Thatcher."
Mr Thompson, who joined the corporation in 1979 as a production trainee, insisted that such bias no longer existed. "Now it is a completely different generation. There is much less overt tribalism among the young journalists who work for the BBC.