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Former BBC journalist turned whistleblower calls for Ofcom probe

(26 Posts)
Grany Sat 21-Dec-19 16:07:26

Wow this is an interesting read. BBC Bias

Grany Sat 21-Dec-19 17:45:38

I am glad BBC being investigated. They have been found out.

jura2 Sat 21-Dec-19 17:58:47

Laura Kuensberg vile bile poured out today sad nasty piece of work if ever there was one.

Septimia Sat 21-Dec-19 18:12:55

Agreed, jura2. DH and I have said for a long time that her reporting is biased. Find it hard to understand how she's got away with it.

varian Sat 21-Dec-19 19:07:54

She has got away with it because there is an ingrained pro-tory , pro-brexit bias in the Brexit Broadcasting Corporation going back many years. They are also very pro-FPTP and anti-PR.

I do know that some Tories accuse the BBC of a liberal/left bias and I think this relates to the social attitudes of the London based journalists which are progressive - pro equal marriage, strong on opposing racism and sexism etc. But this can co-exist with a right-wing bias on all other aspects of policy, especially brexit.

If in doubt, check out the CVs of their political commentators and producers.

Septimia Sat 21-Dec-19 19:30:52

To be honest, varian, we found her to be anti-Tory and anti-Brexit.

varian Sat 21-Dec-19 20:23:27

I will give you an example of the BBC bias.

We must have seen at least a dozen "voxpops" where the reporter went to a Labour leave seat and spoke to a man in the street or in Wetherspoons who said "we voted leave. Why aren't we out yet?"

Did anyone ever see a vox pop from a,Tory Remain seat ?

Yet there were more Tory Remainers than Labour leavers but it did not suit the agenda of the BBC to even mention them.

LadyGracie Sat 21-Dec-19 22:01:11

Anti-tory and anti-brexit at the BBC and it's continuing even now.

lemongrove Sat 21-Dec-19 22:10:21

Must say I have always thought that although a good, intelligent interviewer and political pundit, Kuennesberg seems to be anti -Conservative and anti- Brexit and lets it show.Not that I care one jot.

Labaik Sat 21-Dec-19 23:08:24

Can I have some examples of that?

Labaik Sat 21-Dec-19 23:09:25 jura has pointed out, her blistering attack on 'remainers' surely proves which side of the debate she has always been on.

maddyone Sat 21-Dec-19 23:30:32

The BBC is left wing and pro remain in my opinion. And don’t bother to tell me it’s because I’m not pro equal marriage, or I’m sexist or racist, because I’m not and I would take great exception to anyone who made such an insinuation.
Jura’s comment does not prove that LK is right wing, it merely reflects jura’s opinion. As I didn’t see LK today, I can’t express an opinion.

Labaik Sat 21-Dec-19 23:34:20

Well, it's my opinion too; I'll try to find a link....

Grany Sun 22-Dec-19 09:49:45

A General Strike is a big deal. When a million people turn out, it’s a bigger deal. Why has
decided not to cover this? FRANCE #GeneralStrike

GagaJo Sun 22-Dec-19 10:17:14


Too worried about the British. Although I don't know why. The British seem to be happy to kowtow to the landed gentry who have a stranglehold on the country.

Grany Sun 22-Dec-19 10:22:37

The BBC is patently bias supports the government yet more evidence.

17 Dec
I've had enough of Senior #BBC Management & journalists gaslighting the British public & refusing to apologise for the BBC's appalling #GeneralElection2019ً coverage. Complaint letter to Director Tony Hall here:… #BBCbias

POGS Sun 22-Dec-19 15:28:28

Grany Tue 24-Dec-19 19:51:00

Ray Selby #FBPE #HaveDemocracy #ExtinctionR

BBC Told Legal Action Will Be Taken Against Them Over Political Reporting

varian Sat 10-Oct-20 14:02:02

I never cease to be amazed at the ability of the Brexit Broadcasting Corporation to give platforms to ultra-brexit obsessives who no-one would otherwise ever have heard of, such as the "Spiked" so-called journalist they had on "Any Questions" this week.

paddyanne Sat 10-Oct-20 17:56:26

Laura K and Bojo are best buddies ,she is his mouthpiece on the BBC.Any one who cant see that needs to do a Cummings a wee visit to specsavers!

Mamardoit Sat 10-Oct-20 18:13:57

Merry Christmas to you both.

Urmstongran Sat 10-Oct-20 18:38:36

Such an old thread to resurrect. 10 months old?

Namsnanny Sat 10-Oct-20 18:49:02

Has something happened recently to make this thread relevant?

varian Sat 10-Oct-20 19:31:54

The preposterous suggestion that the ultra right wing brexiter Charles Moore, a former editor of the Spectator and the Telegraph, should become the Chairman of the BBC at the behest of the Vote Leave government, fortunately caused an outcry.

Moore appears to know nothing about broadcasting and says he doesn't watch television. He has now said he will not be putting his name forward but watch this space.

Grany Mon 12-Oct-20 10:06:52

I guess this thread still has relevance

When the BBC and Sky cover #COVID19 failures in countries like the US, Brazil etc they highlight the mistakes the leaders and governments have made in those countries.
A must watch, how US channel CNN covers the UK