Biased BBC

As the Biased BBC blog has been so carefully documenting, the BBC is biased. And obviously so.

The BBC has held an 'impartiality summit' to find out whether they could detect evidence of bias and surprisingly their answer is quite honest.

The following two quotes from Andrew Marr are excellent. The first is from May 11th 2001 and the second from October 2006:

We get from time to time people saying you're biased in favour of the Labour Party. Every time I ask people - show me a case of that bias, explain to me where we got it wrong and why what we said was so unfair - they seem to be unable to do so

The BBC is not impartial or neutral. It's a publicly funded, urban organisation with an abnormally large number of young people, ethnic minorities and gay people. It has a liberal bias not so much a party-political bias. It is better expressed as a cultural liberal bias.

See the Mail on Sunday's article for more info.

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