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Bias from the BBC

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whitewave Fri 02-Mar-18 08:59:15

Everywhere on social media you see complaints of bias by the BBC.

This link shows one area of absolute bias. No argument whatsoever

hildajenniJ Fri 02-Mar-18 09:46:44

I don't watch Question Time these days, for just that reason.

vampirequeen Fri 02-Mar-18 11:48:20

The BBC is ridiculously biased but then most of the mainstream media is.

whitewave Fri 02-Mar-18 12:16:09

John Humphrey’s this morning likened Brexit to WWII and called the EU “the enemy”

Language like that does nobody any favours, is both lazy, incorrect and biased

varian Fri 02-Mar-18 12:48:53

I watched the first section of last nights QT when they discussed brexit. The panel consisted of Farage and two other leavers plus Ken Clarke and one other remainer.

There were a large number of speakers from the audience, but only one lady spoke in favour of remain. Admitedly the program was from Blackpool, which voted two thirds for leave, but even so the audience was quite disproportionate as if it had been deliberately packed with these angry leavers. David Dimbleby does not even to disguise his own personal brexit bias.

whitewave Fri 02-Mar-18 12:53:11

It isn’t just QT though. Every time someone from the Brexit is interviewed and either tells an out and out lie or even something that is patently incorrect they are hardly ever corrected or questioned by the interviewer

Lazigirl Fri 02-Mar-18 13:07:34

I have lost trust in the BBCs reporting now because of bias, and really only watch their dramas which I think generally are good. I like Channel 4 News (which clashes with the Archers sad ) but quite like ITV News at 10, as am a bit of a fan of Tom Bradbury who I think is a great presenter. I agree that most mainstream media is biased, and I guess it is easy to watch/read/listen to that which agrees with your own viewpoint, and just reinforces it.

whitewave Fri 02-Mar-18 13:21:47

Not the BBC

But more admitted lies from MSM

janeainsworth Fri 02-Mar-18 13:32:19

Glenda Slagg here.
Tom Bradby!!!!!! You can come and present to me any time! Mmmmmm!!!!grin

janeainsworth Fri 02-Mar-18 13:33:09

Sorry for lowering the tone blushgrin

jollyg Fri 02-Mar-18 13:39:01

You should ty listening to Young Dimbleby on a
Any Questions. He overspeaks anyone who does not fit his ideal, so rude and overbearing.

God knows why that lot are so favoured, and presumably overpaid,

To add insult to injury the prog is repeated Sat lunch time

Lazigirl Fri 02-Mar-18 14:07:08

Shall we start a fan club G Slagg?

janeainsworth Fri 02-Mar-18 14:33:02

Yes let’s lazigirl💕💕 grin

petra Fri 02-Mar-18 20:07:02

Farage and two other leavers
Farage. Leave.
Michelle Dewbury. Leave.
Ken Clarke. Remain.
Owen Smith. Remain.
Radzi Chanyanganya. Remain.
I make that 3-2. But there again maths was never my strong point.

petra Fri 02-Mar-18 20:22:09

I think John Humphreys hatred of the eu stems from the fact that his son has lived in Greece for many years and he knows exactly how the eu screwed the Greeks by letting join when they knew they (the Greeks) were lying about their finances and couldn't survive and then proceeded to crucify them when they failed.

fiorentina51 Fri 02-Mar-18 20:34:30

I watched QT last night and you're right Petra. There were 3 remainers and 2 leavers. Go to top of class. 😉

varian Fri 02-Mar-18 20:50:01

If Radzi was not leaver he gave a very good impression of onel

fiorentina51 Fri 02-Mar-18 20:55:24

I watched the whole programme. It became clear towards the end.
I think Radzi was taking a balanced approach to the discussion.

lemongrove Fri 02-Mar-18 21:06:31

I don’t go along with all this ‘the BBC is biased’ stuff.
I think people see what they want to see, and if it doesn’t accord with what they themselves think, they think it’s unfair.

Granny23 Fri 02-Mar-18 21:10:37

varian Sat 03-Mar-18 09:46:23

The OP's link shows that in thè last five years there have been 35 appearances by MEPs on BBC Question Time. Out of the 35 no less than 33 were UKIP MEPs and the other 2 pro-brexit Conservative.

Anyone who sees these figures and still does not believe this is evidence of BBC bias needs to ask what she would think if all 35 had been ardent Remainers.

Granny23 Sat 03-Mar-18 10:15:00

We have 2 excellent SNP MEPs, neither of whom has ever been on question time. This annoys me no end but I suppose that Labour and Liberal supporters have even more reason to complain about the lack of balance.

varian Sat 03-Mar-18 11:05:31

Some years ago I heard Graham Watson speaking about Europe. He was a Member of the European Parliament for South West England from 1994 until 2014 and was the leader of the Group of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party 2002–2004 and the first leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 2004–2009, the position now held by Guy Verhofstadt.

Graham is an accomplished linguist, fluent in four European languages; and a brilliant speaker, erudite and witty. After his speech he was asked why he had never been on Question Time and he said "the BBC won't allow any MEP to be on Question Time - except Nigel Farage".

Since then the BBC has invited the likes of Paul Nuttall and Daniel Hannan as well as Farage - but still no Liberal Democrats, no Labour, no SNP, no Plaid Cymru, no Green and not even another Tory except Hannan.

And yet lemongrove tells us -"I don’t go along with all this ‘the BBC is biased’ stuff. I think people see what they want to see, and if it doesn’t accord with what they themselves think, they think it’s unfair."

If people like Graham Watson had been on QT all these times instead of Farage, it could have made a significant difference to the outcome of the referendum and we might not be in this mess. The BBC has a lot to answer for.

Lazigirl Sat 03-Mar-18 11:27:39

I don't see BBC as a serious news medium anymore, but more of an entertainment show, inviting the most controversial politicians onto so called news/discussion progs who "perform" to an audience, providing catchy sound bites. Not much serious discussion or challenge goes on.

whitewave Sat 03-Mar-18 17:13:08

John Humphrey’s on R4 this morning

“Austerity started 2 years ago and is going better than expected”

It actually started in 2010, was meant to end in 2015, now won’t end until at least 2022. The national debt has trebled in 8 years.

No clarification or correction was forthcoming.

Presenters are not there to give their opinion.