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??
While I'm in a ranting mood (no change there)- what was the programme on this morning (Sunday 23rd) hosted by Sian somebody, as I just caught the tail end of that particular debate which was something about Jihadists and what should we do about them. (I know what I would like to do)
As usual I suppose it was so biased. There was a white lady with Muslim headgear on pontificating again (I have seen her on several programmes of this ilk) plus a well spoken young man who I have also seen before who is on my wavelength. I would imagine he clashed with this woman. From what I did see, he could not get a word in edgeways. If that lady was so keen on people of that faith, why does she still live here ?
If anybody watched this, I would be interested to hear what they thought.
I didn't see it Dance, and since I'm not particularly in a masochistic mood I'll give it a miss.
For anybody that wants, the programme can be watched here for the next 4 weeks Sian Williams is the presenter with panelists 'Poet and Playwright' Benjamin Zephaniah (I've seen him on Question Time) Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh, and author of 'Do no harm: Stories of life' Broadcaster and blogger Myriam Francois-Cerrah (the one with the Muslim headgear) Novelist Anne Atkins
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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