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Coffee 9:27 Fri Sep 14
Do you trust the BBC?
The Beeb claims that:

"We are independent of outside interests and arrangements that could undermine our editorial integrity. Our audiences should be confident that our decisions are not influenced by outside interests, political or commercial pressures, or any personal interests."

Are they right to make that claim?

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Willtell 4:03 Thu Sep 20
Re: Do you trust the BBC?
Oh dear Comma. I can't be arsed to argue with an idiotic waste of space like you so I'll let your insults pass and get you back later when I can be arsed...

The sun, 32C and the pool beckons....

, 3:36 Thu Sep 20
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Willbrag, if I am guilty of stating the bleeding obvious then by the same token you are guilty of stating the bleeding ignorant.

I suggest that you go back to your task of guessing a poster’s wife’s ethnicity by ascertaining which country the firm she works for comes from.

IlfordArmy 3:35 Thu Sep 20
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your a bit of a cunt aint ya mate ?

Golden Oldie 3:26 Thu Sep 20
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"The BBC is run by 'muslims' and queers"

Willtell 3:25 Thu Sep 20
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Comma.
Why do you always sit on the fence, state the bleeding obvious and rarely come to a conclusion? Oh yes didn't you say you were a Liberal....?

, 3:15 Thu Sep 20
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The mission of our BBC is to be neutral and present the facts. The problem with trying continuously be neutral is that you end up being seen as left of the right wingers and right of the left wingers.

In order to carry out another part its mission which is to inform the BBC will meticulously question politicians, especially those in power at the time, in order to satisfy the electorate’s need to know. Thus it is that the political party in power at any time, from Wison’s Labour to May’s conservatives invariably feels the BBC is somewhat biased against it. And it follows that as over time we have had more Tory than labour governments the Tories feel that the BBC is institutionally against it rather than being neutral.

SE5 Hammer 2:59 Thu Sep 20
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Yes.

Like any big organisation they are prone to mistakes.

They probably have a slight liberal/left bias.

Their need for 'balance' sometimes means they give platforms to idiocy.

But, to be honest, one of my 'idiot' flags on social media is anyone who bangs on about 'the MSM' and says they don't watch 'the BBC' anymore.

What they doing? getting their 'news' from unregulated propoganda crap luike The Canary or Brietbart?

Darlo Debs 2:38 Thu Sep 20
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especially typing errors

Coffee 2:35 Thu Sep 20
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"Miatakes are made in all walks of life."

Indeed they are.

Darlo Debs 2:22 Thu Sep 20
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making miatakes is different from.having an.institutiknal.bias isnt it? Miatakes are made in all walks of life.

4ever-blowin-bubbles 2:10 Thu Sep 20
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they will then now and in the futre always make mistakes so NO you cannot trust them

4ever-blowin-bubbles 2:10 Thu Sep 20
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they will then now and in the futre always make mistakes so NO you cannot trust them

ray winstone 1:00 Thu Sep 20
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Sarah Sands Editor of BBC R4 Today Programme:
Former editor of the Mail, Telegraph, Evening Standard and campaigned for a Tory Mayor of London in 3 successive elections.

Presenter Nick Robinson: Formerly head of his university's Conservative association.

Media editor Amal Rajan: Campaigned for the Conservative party in the 2015 GE.

Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg: The BBC Trust says she has a problem with accuracy when reporting on Labour.




Work it out for yourself.....

goose 12:38 Thu Sep 20
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you can tell how far left the BBC are by the number of times they throw around the phrase "far right".
an anti-immigration party is labelled far right.

mashed in maryland 12:01 Thu Sep 20
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"As for the tax take going down when the rich have their tax raised, the simple reason for that is that nothing effective has ever been done before to tackle the tax havens. Labour have detailed plans to do exactly that. I don't envy them that task - the rich have some clever bastards working for them, but I think they can make a decent go of it."


It's difficult to discuss this sort of thing with people who see "the rich" as the eternal enemy who need taking down.

I don't think closing some loopholes and forcing the archetypal billionaire business owner to surrender nearly half their income to the state is gonna somehow magically cure the NHS or improve all our lives. It'll just mean they leave the country and likely take all their investments/businesses with them, along with all the jobs they provide.

Hermit Road 8:22 Thu Sep 20
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I think Corbyn wouldn’t be unhappy with the reference to Marx. He’s a Marxist and would be pleased with the association. Like you though, I agree that Marxism is poisonous but respect his decision to be a Marxist.

You know that spending on Education and Health has risen every year since 2010 don’t you? That’s an objective fact regardless of what Headteacher or nurse I speak to. I get that it hasn’t risen by as much as you want it to and that’s fair enough, but to label a rise as ‘austerity’ is clearly a misuse of language for the purposes of propaganda. Given it’s a thread about the BBC though, at least it remains on topic.

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 8:14 Thu Sep 20
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the exile 2:50 Thu Sep 20

'It's a completely invalid equation when you fail to factor in inflation and the rising cost of simply standing still'

Inflation is factored in and the second part of the sentence makes literally no sense whatsoever.

the exile 2:50 Thu Sep 20
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Hermit Road 10:46 Wed Sep 19

Fantastic post. Another sucker who believes the Tory lie that increased spending = no austerity. It's a completely invalid equation when you fail to factor in inflation and the rising cost of simply standing still. Quite apart from that, just talk to any headteacher, chief constable or just about anyone working for the NHS.


As for the tax take going down when the rich have their tax raised, the simple reason for that is that nothing effective has ever been done before to tackle the tax havens. Labour have detailed plans to do exactly that. I don't envy them that task - the rich have some clever bastards working for them, but I think they can make a decent go of it.


Then we get a reference to Marxism and even better, a mention of Venezuela. Dear oh dear, how easy it is to poison some people's simple minds against Corbyn. The British Labour Party's version of democratic socialism is about as similar to Venezuela's regime as a silk purse is to a sow's ear, but you just make sure you keep reading your Daily Express.

After8 1:47 Thu Sep 20
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In France they changed the tax rate to 75%. In the UK to 50%. Neither worked.

It's a fact that the rich are paying more in tax under the evil baby killing tories than under nice cuddly labour.

goose 6:37 Wed Sep 19
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"Anyway. What the fuck does a poor person care? If you are poor you're poor"

bollocks. very very few people in this country have any idea what 'poor' actually is.
it could be a lot worse.

mr so & so 6:06 Wed Sep 19
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No. sick of their bias and correctness. the tipping point to cancelling my licence was lineker

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