The BBC's Charter and its Producers Guidelines state:
...'Due impartiality lies at the heart of the BBC. All programs and services should be open minded, fair and show a respect for truth? [BBC reports should] contain comprehensive, authoritative and impartial coverage of news and current affairs in the United Kingdom and throughout the world??
I'm a new member and would certainly agree with much of what is said about BBC bias.
However I want to use this post to complain about Channel 5 bias. ( I hope I am allowed!)
My particular complaint is about the Matthew Wright show. For those who have not seen it, it is a discussion format with a panel invariably drawn from the world of showbiz. Many of the topics discussed are of a political or current affairs nature. Unsurprisingly the panellists are nearly always left wingers whilst Wright himself ,who has admitted he is a socialist, always wants to give his opinion rather than act as honest broker.
Because of the political content, it seems clear to me that the panel should be chosen to give a broad balance of views. I have complained to Channel 5, and if I don't get a satisfactory answer will be writing to Ofcom.
Perhaps others could do the same.
Last Edit: Jan 23, 2011 17:39:16 GMT by Teddy Bear
You certainly are allowed to post about your perceived bias of other media companies, and as you can see I have moved your post to the board that best covers your topic.
Though I'm not familiar with this particular programme or individual, I'm well aware their mindset permeates most of the media, and they basically use their position to pontificate their views to the general public. Not surprisingly they are usually anti-religion (except Islam - but only because they are shit scared of it), because they see themselves as the new preachers. It would appear that this mindset id generated by schools and media colleges so it's hardly surprising it becomes rampant throughout the media world.
I personally think that this strata of poor thinkers have found various areas within society where they have power, far more than they rightly deserve, and are pushing it to the max. So long as society as willing to ignore it, and people accept these morons to think for them, then we are stuck with them.
Good luck with your efforts, and feel free to post on this or any other perceptions of bias you have.
At present, the BBC is only answerable to itself in deciding its standards and coverage. How does it measure up to what you consider good quality, and impartial and unbiased reporting as required by its charter? All TV viewers in the UK are forced by law to pay for this 'service'. Do you believe that what is received truly 'serves' the society, - or merely increases the problems within it?
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