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 for one am not familiar with this particular broadcaster, but I'm well aware there are many left-wing media outlets with a similar mindset to the BBC.
There are a few reasons I can see as responsible for this. There is a saying - 'Those that can - do, those that can't - teach, and those that can't teach - administrate.' I would add to this - 'those that can't administrate - write about everybody else'. The attraction for many journalists is that they don't have to have success by anything they've done themselves, but sitting on their chairs they can express their view on others who are doing something, and their readers who share their view will make them feel intelligent. Left wing thoughts are a fairly simple construct, so will be attractive for those whose mental abilities haven't been properly developed.
So it's not surprising that we see many teachers with this kind of mindset, who will impart to some of their students a similar mindset. These are the journalists.
Any inferiority complex they might feel from a deep down knowledge of their poor mental skills, they can conceal to themselves by gaining power as a result of their 'brainwashing skills'.
Why we concentrate here on the BBC particularly, and not the Guardian, Independent, etc, is by virtue of the BBC charter, it is given a cloak of trust that enables it to have greater power than the rest of the outlets. So the harm it does is FAR greater.
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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