Was there ever a more perfect oxymoron than John Whittingdale, Culture Secretary? To hear his silvery tongue explaining on the BBC how he intended to dismantle that institution, is the most effective emetic I have experienced for quite some time.
Let the government beware! Even Blair declined to touch the BBC other than to collect a couple of scalps over the Gilligan affair. Anyone who has visited other countries and watched their TV knows that the BBC is so infinitely better than anywhere else the observation has become a cliché.
Bias? Well, as long as the ‘Right’ think the BBC is left-wing biased, and the ‘Left’ think it is right wing, I think we have a balance. And that, surely, is what we all want.
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