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??
Is it a trend now that the latest 'quiz' shows that are being created require absolutely no intelligence on the part of the contestant(s)? I believe it began with 'Deal or No Deal' where one tries to pick the lower value boxes and end up with the highest ones, and when a successful choice is made the reaction from the host and audience is that the contestant was really smart.
Now another inane show has begun, 'It's Not What You Know', where the contestants have to guess which expert would not have been able to answer a particular question.
Wonder how many more 'lucky' type quiz shows will follow, and what can it be that makes them popular?
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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