I’ve blogged regularly about the fall of the BBC under the undue influence of the Tories. This post by Mike Sivier highlights a classic and blatant case of BBC sycophantism and bias toward the party of the rich minority. If you want to join in the complaints (though the BBC’s record on complaint responses is woeful, as I’ve also blogged several times), you can do so here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/

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The BBC desperately needs to get some balance back into its political coverage.

I’ve just had to use the Corporation’s complaint form, after reading James Landale’s ill-advised attempt to give homage to David Cameron for the comedy Prime Minister’s speech on Europe, delivered today after much delay and to little effect.

You can read Landale’s piece here, if you really want to. Fans of Rudyard Kipling – or of poetry in general – would be well-advised to skip it.

Here’s what I said:

James Landale’s blog entry, cannibalising Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If…’ to render sycophantic praise to David Cameron over his EU speech does not belong on a website belonging to a public service broadcaster that claims to be unbiased.

It is offensive, not only to those of us who find Mr Cameron odious in the extreme and his policies inept and opportunist, but also to those of us who…

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9 responses to “

  1. DO NOT agree that the BBC standards have “fallen”. They were NEVER high. Contrary to the lies that the BBC brand-peddlers told.
    Only rarely, only very infrequently, has the BBC ever shown its familiarity with the obligation to tell the truth.
    If there EVER were any doubts, the way the BBC CAME UNFIXED over the SAVILE COVER UP and SAVAGERY must not leave any doubt about just how untruthful the BBC lines have been!

  2. Landale was educated at Eton College and was a contemporary of London Mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron, he is class prejudiced to the core. these people are like worms in a garden, except unlike the worms they do not do any heavy lifting. They just slither up the greasy pole. Time they had some manners put upon them

  3. I’m surprised that you think the BBC is biased towards the Tory party. Those on the right always think the BBC is more biased to the left than anything. They use evidence such as the number of Guardian newspapers bought by the Beeb compared to any other newspaper to show that the majority of staff at the BBC are left leaning. Other things like the BBC’s unwavering commitment to the EU, and its lack of knowledge about Israel’s capital, etc all point to the BBC being more on the left than the right.

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