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??
To anybody wanting to monitor the many different facets of BBC bias I heartily recommend the original Biased BBC Blogspot. One of the contributors there, who goes by the title of All Seeing Eye, has now obtained the video of the Question Time episode that immediately followed 9/11, and sickened most of the nation.
9/11 BBC Question Time Video >> SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011 Many of us watched the Question Time Special immediately following the 9/11 atrocity in utter disbelief as it took a rabid and disgusting anti-American line.
The former US ambassador to Britain, Philip Lader, was almost reduced to tears on the panel as the audience shouted him down and hurled abuse. It was a shameful night for the BBC and prompted thousands of complaints. The BBC underplayed the aftermath here.
Recordings of that particular programme are particularly hard to find anywhere (odd, eh?) but regular contributor here TooTrue remembered that fellow Biased-BBCer Terminal had mentioned having a version. Terminal was kind enough to cut a copy of it and, after a bit of tech stuff, here it is. Our grateful thanks go to both of them.
It's now hosted on EyeTube - my censorship-free video hosting site.
It is disgusting. Don't watch with sharp objects nearby.
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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