Tuesday, April 25, 2006

UK - BBC News is unwatchable

That's what Bryan Appleyard thinks, writing in the Times (UK). Glad to see more and more people waking up to the far left BBC.

Bryan has a lot a could argue about, but his take on the BBC is close to the mark.

The BBC, however, is our business, and its primary news shows are now unwatchable.

Of course, they have long been unwatchable if you object to political bias. The BBC won’t listen, but I’m afraid that the case is unarguable. The corporation is suffused with soft left and hard anti-American prejudices that seep into almost all the news coverage. By the time one gets to Newsnight and sees Gavin Esler treating any old hoodlum or crook with extravagant respect before turning to sneer at some decent American congressman, one can find oneself indulging in that awful, crazed habit of shouting at the TV. Looking down at the vast BBC newsroom, I once made this point to an executive, who just looked blankly back as if I had unaccountably lapsed into Hungarian. To get her attention, I asked her to tell me which newspapers she could see on the desks. Amid that sea of reporters, only one title was visible — the eccentrically left-leaning Independent.

Justin Webb, a BBC Washington correspondent, provided even more conclusive evidence: America is often portrayed as an ignorant, unsophisticated sort of place, “full of Bible-bashers and ruled to a dangerous extent by trashy television, superstition and religious bigotry, a place lacking in respect for evidence-based knowledge. I know that is how it is portrayed because I have done my bit to paint that picture...”

And the BBC have succeeded in painting that picture.

I'll ask again, how much better off would our world be with out the lying left wing media like the BBC?

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