Vox Political is grateful to Beastrabban\’s weblog for the following – and deeply concerned about its implication.
In his latest article, the Beast writes:
“The Radio Times Looks Forward to Biased News
“There was an article in last week’s Radio Times… which threatened to make such bias official.
“Written by one of the news staff, the article suggested that the impartiality customarily expected of the Beeb would soon be a thing of the past. It had gone from American broadcasting, which had suffered no loss of audience as a result.
“American news broadcasting, the article claimed, had been enlivened and invigorated [bolding mine] by presenters and news anchors with a distinct, unconcealed bias.
“How would the British public react, it asked, if a reporter or news anchor over here made various critical remarks about the state of the three main parties?
“It then gave examples of the type of comments that could be made. The article left you in no doubt that the period of official impartiality on the Beeb was limited, and that with a few years it would be gone.”
You are strongly urged to read the rest of the article. It concludes: “It’s not the Beeb I want, and the movement to embrace blatant party political bias should be stopped now, long before it gets started.”
Hear, hear. Vox Political has two complaints against biased reporting by the BBC, under consideration at the moment. This revelation could have a huge bearing on the way those complaints are handled.
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