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dimarts, 24 d’octubre de 2006

La BBC admet que és tendenciosa en política i religió

En una reunió privada amb alts responsables de la BBC, organitzada pel president de la corporació, Michael Grade, es va posar sobre la taula la imparcialitat del mitjà. La conclusió de la reunió va ser que la BBC és tendenciosa en política i religió.
Senior figures admitted that the BBC is guilty of promoting Left-wing views and an anti-Christian sentiment. They also said that as an organisation it was disproportionately over-represented by gays and ethnic minorities. It was also suggested that the Beeb is guilty of political correctness, the overt promotion of multiculturalism and of being anti-American and against the countryside.
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Even one of the BBC's most senior journalists, political pundit Andrew Marr admitted that the corporation was unrepresentative of British society. He said: "The BBC is not impartial or neutral. It's a publicly-funded, urban organisation with an abnormally large number of young people, ethnic minorities and gay people. "It has a liberal bias not so much a party-political bias. It is better expressed as a cultural liberal bias."
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The BBC's Washington correspondent Justin Webb also accused his own employers of being anti-American saying they treated it with scorn and derision and "no moral weight". He revealed that he had got deputy director general Mark Byford to secretly help him to "correct" it in his reports. Business presenter Jeff Randall said he complained to a senior executive at the BBC about the corporation's pro-multiculturalism stance. He claimed he was told: "The BBC is not neutral in multiculturalism, it believes in it and it promotes it."