As editor of the Daily Heil, Paul Dacre spent decades misleading the general public with an increasingly right-wing slant on the news, for a sadly increasing proportion of the public with increasingly stiff right arms.
That’s This Writer’s opinion. If Boris Johnson appoints him to chair Ofcom, the communications watchdog organisation, then he will have an opportunity to impose his bias across all of the UK’s media organisations.
I know. Ofcom is supposed to be impartial. But that’s in a properly-run United Kingdom and ours is being run by Boris Johnson. A majority of people wanted it and the rest of us have to just get used to it while we wait for the chance to get rid of it.
According to The Guardian, his first task – handed down by Johnson – will be to target the BBC, despite the fact that Auntie has bent over backwards for him and the Conservative Party since it slithered back into public office in 2010.
It will be a betrayal of the public service broadcaster. But what did anybody at the BBC – even its new Tory-donating chairman – expect? A news organisation with even the briefest brief to actually inform the public impartially is anathema to a political party that survives on propaganda and outright lies.
Remember: seven-eighths of the Conservatives’ election campaign in 2019 was found to be lies.
There is a lot wrong with the BBC, it’s true – but that is mostly caused by the overt Tory influence exerted at its highest levels. Impose impartiality and these problems may disappear.
But that will never happen under a Conservative administration.
Instead, your BBC is likely to be dismantled; your licence fee divided between Tory-donating businesspeople.
That is what appointed Dacre to chair Ofcom means. To me.
And I don’t think I’m alone:
Poll shows that the British public would be revolted by the idea of ex Mail editor Paul Dacre becoming the head of Ofcom. Truly the nail in the coffin of a once great and admired country. https://t.co/Gg0jIfPpKZ
— Hugh Grant 💙 (@HackedOffHugh) February 1, 2021
Perfect moment to announce the editor-in-chief's apointment as chair of Ofcom. https://t.co/u1UdjmjkyT
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) February 1, 2021
There is only one way to stop this – and all the other elements that mark out Boris Johnsons wholesale corruption of public life.
He hates adverse publicity.
If you think this should be stopped, then get on the social media and say so. Write to your local (and national) newspapers and say so.
You could even try to get yourself on Points of View, Any Answers or Question Time – Richard Sharp (he’s the Tory-donating BBC chair I mentioned above) will hate you for doing it but you have every right to!
Or you could just sit back and sink into lockdown-derived depression. It’s up to you but personally I’d rather try to do something than be blamed for apathy by the future.
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