This goon will probably make sure any allegation of political bias in the BBC is judged by a Conservative (think about it…).

John Whittingdale, the UK culture secretary, has confirmed that the BBC will be stripped of its power to adjudicate on allegations of political bias in its coverage.

Speaking at the Conservative party conference in Manchester, he said the public should have confidence that complaints are examined independently and carefully. He said it must no longer be the case “that if you make a complaint against the BBC, the decision on whether it is justified is taken by the BBC”.

Whittingdale first signalled such a move in an interview with the Telegraph in June, in which he said he wanted to think about the way questions of impartiality were judged by the BBC Trust.

He then gave a further hint at the Edinburgh International Television Festival in August that Ofcom could take on the role of regulating the BBC’s impartiality, although he stressed that he was still considering the matter.

Source: John Whittingdale: BBC to lose power to address claims of political bias | Media | The Guardian

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