A bbc producer reveals the leftist bias at the beeb. Surprise! Surpise!
For 20 years I was a front man at the BBC, anchoring news and current affairs programmes, so I reckon nobody is better placed than me to answer the question that nags at many of its viewers — is the BBC biased?
In my view, ‘bias’ is too blunt a word to describe the subtleties of the pervading culture. The better word is a ‘mindset’. At the core of the BBC, in its very DNA, is a way of thinking that is firmly of the Left.
By far the most popular and widely read newspapers at the BBC are The Guardian and The Independent. Producers refer to them routinely for the line to take on running stories, and for inspiration on which items to cover. In the later stages of my career, I lost count of the number of times I asked a producer for a brief on a story, only to be handed a copy of The Guardian and told ‘it’s all in there’.
The bbc has admitted this in the past, but now says it's different. That's very funny.
The cbc also admits left wing bias, but theyare happy with that.
At least American networks are more honest. They are also privately owned so they should be able to do as they please. Public left wing broadcasters should be sold off. Why do conservatives have to pay to continue the leftist propaganda. Both the cbc and bbc are propaganda wings for the grits and labour respectively. Maybe the election authorities should investigate all the free publicity given to the parties of choice of these "public" broadcasters. The bias isn't surprising. The public broadcasters favour those who will give them more money. They believe in big government! That is far less likely to be conservatives!