Monday, June 18, 2007

BBC 'trendy left-wing bias' watch

In a shocking development, a report concludes that the BBC "is guilty of political correctness, the overt promotion of multiculturalism and of being anti-American and against the countryside", which I take to mean they don't like people who don't live in the cities.
The report follows a speech by Paul Dacre, editor-in-chief of Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, at the beginning of the year about the BBC's failure to reflect the broader views of British people.

Delivering the Hugh Cudlipp Memorial lecture in January, Mr Dacre said: "What really disturbs me is that the BBC is, in every corpuscle of its corporate body, against the values of conservatism, with a small "c", which just happen to be the values held by millions of Britons.

"It is hostile to conservatism and the traditional Right, Britain's past and British values, America, Ulster Unionism, Euro-scepticism, capitalism and big business, the countryside, Christianity, and family values.

"Conversely it is sympathetic to Labour, European Federalism, the State and State spending, mass immigration, minority rights, multiculturalism, alternative lifestyles, abortion and progressiveness in the education and the justice systems."

He added: "The BBC is consumed by the kind of political correctness that is actually patronisingly contemptuous-of what it describes as ordinary people."
Inexplicably, the same report "finds no evidence that the BBC's news and politics coverage is biased".

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