The BBC’s Packham Liability

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ The BBC have been using a special get-out-of-jail card dreamed up just for presenters such as Chris Packham and Gary Lineker, who like to engage the British public on social media. This card enables Packham to be their torch-bearer for left-wing animal rights fundamentalist ideology (an ideology that has had some of its adherents jailed for terrorism in recent … Continue reading The BBC’s Packham Liability

Let’s Have a Referendum on the BBC

BY JAMES TOWNLEY Since the British Broadcasting Corporation came into existence on the first of January 1927, it has attempted to remain market-free by defending its necessity for impartiality. Its first General Manager John Reith, a Scottish Calvinist, succeeded in building a high wall against the US-style, free-for-all broadcasting model in which the name of the game was to attract the largest audiences and thereby … Continue reading Let’s Have a Referendum on the BBC

BBC Fails the Countryside

BY JIM BROWNE The BBC is ‘institutionally biased against the countryside’ and is, and always has been, ‘the issue’. These were the strong comments of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Chairman Ian Coghill following the well-publicised furore over BBC presenter Chris Packham and his offensive comments describing those involved in hunting and shooting as “the nasty brigade”. Coghill said the BBC is ‘as far … Continue reading BBC Fails the Countryside