Challenge the Tories in the BBC wherever you find them

Laura Kuennsberg works for the Conservative Party, not the TV licence-payer – and this is currently the only way of explaining that to the viewers.

The partisan, pro-Tory bias in the BBC has to stop – but that’s not going to happen before June 8.

So we have to identify it and point it out to anybody who will listen, so more people know our supposedly “impartial” public broadcaster is slanting the news towards the Party of Hate.

Paul Mason has been doing a good job on Twitter. Here he points out that BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg seems to have been taking dictation from Conservative Central HQ when writing her headlines:

There’s no getting around this for the BBC. It’s right there – she copied the Tories.

The article asked whether Ms Kuennsberg’s report was an act of “naked self-interest”, as she – of course – would be affected by Labour’s tax change.

And there’s no mention of the fact that the Tories have borrowed and spent more than every Labour government, ever, or that Labour’s plan would tax the rich less than Tory icon Winston Churchill did.

And at least Labour’s plan will actually reduce the national debt, whereas the Tories have only claimed they would do so.

Mr Mason isn’t the only one to have spotted this collusion, either:

The social media are making the right points. In a recent Canary article, a Laura Kuennsberg report was pilloried because she harped on and on about Labour raising taxes, without once mentioning that 95 per cent of the public would not pay a single penny more, and 65 per cent of us approve of the plan to take a bit more from the obscenely rich monsters who have been reaping the benefits of our hard work for far too long.

The article asked whether Ms Kuennsberg’s report was an act of “naked self-interest”, as she – of course – would be affected by Labour’s tax change.

As for what the people really think – well, somebody asked the people of Bradford, where Labour launched its manifesto yesterday. Here are the responses:

If the BBC wants to support the Tories without coming out and admitting it, I think we need to clarify the matter for the public. Perhaps a good way to start would be to rename the Corporation’s political programmes for it – to flag up the slant.

So, at the time of writing I understand #VicTORYaDerbyshire has just finished on BBC2.

Soon I’ll be able to tune in to #bbctorypolitics.

And this evening I can settle down to watch #bbcnewsfake on BBC2.

On Thursday evenings we can all watch #bbcQuestionTory – if our stomachs are strong enough.

Let’s not forget the radio – we can listen to #bbctoryatone, followed at teatime by #TM (named after Mrs May, of course).

On the weekend we can try to put up with #toryquestions and #toryanswers – as long as it doesn’t make our blood boil.

If you think it will do any good, you can write to the BBC about its bias using its complaint form (perhaps that should be CONplaint form).

Or you could try Ofcom – has anybody taken this route, yet?

The best way to attack this bias is to point it out wherever you see it. Record it, post it on the social media with the facts alongside.

And tell This Writer about it so I can give you a boost from here.

Postscript: BBC reporters seem to be getting above their station in other ways, too. Will Ben Brown be explaining this boob anytime soon? Watch:

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8 thoughts on “Challenge the Tories in the BBC wherever you find them

  1. vivapipleaver

    May and Hammond slagging off the Labour Manifesto like two petulant brats who have to do more homework on VicTORYia Derbyshire was soon followed by Norman Smith and why voters don’t like beards?!! Really?! Desperate!!

  2. Kate Roberts

    I have complained to the BBC but all I get back is that their reports are factual and not biased and should not be judged on one programme. They think that we are all stupid and I resent being fobbed off.

  3. che

    I think Teresa May is like something out of Doctor Who. I call her Maybot, beware of the Maybots…….

  4. Simon Tucker

    Newsnight prefaced their broadcast last night with Kirsty Wark saying “Tonight we take Labour to task over their tax and spend manifesto”.

    Not “Tonight we evaluate Labour’s manifesto” or “Tonight we ask Labour to explain the economics behind their manaifesto” but “We take Labour to task”, i.e. they are not interested in what lies behind the manifesto, they have already decided they don’t like it.

    Disgusting biased filth

  5. Barry Davies

    Well the amount of complaints to Ofcom regarding BBC pro eu bias was taken up and the BBC replied it wasn’t biased, even though it had been found to be by Ofcom, Kuensberg was the point of the complaint, she is very pro lib dem.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Sure – but you MUST say what a video is, rather than just dropping the web address on us.

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