Sunday, October 22, 2006

BBC Admits Bias

The Evening Standard has got hold of a leaked account of an "imparitality summit" called by the BBC chairman Michael Grade. At the summit top BBC personalities revealed the extent of the institutional liberal bias in the BBC.

Amongst the revelations was that the BBC would give Osama bin Laden a platform if it were possible. They would also allow the Bible, Kosher food and the Archbishop of Canterbury to be put into Room 101 but not the Koran.

An unnamed executive said, "There was widespread acknowledgement that we may have gone too far in the direction of political correctness. Unfortunately, much of it is so deeply embedded in the BBC's culture, that it is very hard to change it."

Washington correspondent Justin Webb said that the BBC is so biased against America that deputy director general Mark Byford had secretly agreed to help him to 'correct', it in his reports. Webb added that the BBC treated America with scorn and derision and gave it 'no moral weight'.

Former BBC business editor Jeff Randall said he complained to a 'very senior news executive', about the BBC's pro-multicultural stance but was given the reply: 'The BBC is not neutral in multiculturalism: it believes in it and it promotes it.'

Randall also told how he once wore Union Jack cufflinks to work but was rebuked with: 'You can't do that, that's like the National Front!'

Andrew Marr summed it all up, "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."

Will the BBC now finally, openly admit to that which many have been saying for years?