Douglas Carswell today discusses BBC bias:

Mark Thompson, head honcho at the BBC, has admitted that the BBC has had a left wing bias.  Progress.

While refreshing to hear Mr T say what the rest of us have known for years, to fix the problem, it is important to grasp the nature of the BBC’s inbuilt prejudices.

The BBC does not tilt to the left in a partisan sense. It’s coverage of political parties tends to be pretty fair and balanced.  Rather, it is the BBC’s outlook – the unconscious presumptions of their producers and reporters – that often makes them seem so leftist.

When examining a public policy problem, BBC reporters almost always appear to presume that state action is the solution.  Too many folk drinking too much booze?  New laws to decree minimum pricing for everyone, rather than existing laws to enforce individual responsibility.  And how many items on the Today programme boil down to a vested interest of some kind demanding state intervention or favour?

You can read the rest of this excellent article here. See also Biased BBC.

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