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??
Kept falling asleep last night. No wonder, so boring. Although I have Scottish ancestry in my tree, a whole programme from Scotland was a bit too much (apologies to anybody in Scotland) because I don't want to get in the s..t on this one !)
The only bit that woke me up was when a chap in audience who mentioned the immigration influx coming in to this country (and it would appear a lot heading North of the Border.) All of the panel seemed to welcome this new lot of immigrants. As usual, true to form, one lady on the panel got right up my nose. Think she was a journalist of some sort. Man in the audience got it right when he said our NHS, schools and housing were already at breaking point. Panel totally ignored this remark (well they would wouldn't they ?) Their bright answer "build more houses" What planet are these people on ?
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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