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    The BBC and Impartiality

    I had thought the BBC saluted the concept of impartial broadcasts.

    This morning, a few minutes after 9am, I turned on Radio 4 while brewing coffee the way you do on a Sunday morning and there was a chap. On the steps of Portland Square. With the entire band of the Coldstream Guards in full uniform. And they brass-banded their way through Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mrs Merkel.

    The BBC's patriotic bias in the Brexit debate is starting to show.
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    Re: The BBC and Impartiality

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I had thought the BBC saluted the concept of impartial broadcasts.

    This morning, a few minutes after 9am, I turned on Radio 4 while brewing coffee the way you do on a Sunday morning and there was a chap. On the steps of Portland Square. With the entire band of the Coldstream Guards in full uniform. And they brass-banded their way through Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mrs Merkel.

    The BBC's patriotic bias in the Brexit debate is starting to show.
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    Re: The BBC and Impartiality

    The BBC has been under sustained attack since the referendum "debate" by far right brexiters wanting more pro-Brexit stories and accusing it of left wing EU bias. This attack is still going on especially in the Politics section of the BBC's website on the Have Your Say threads, but it can crop up anywhere and often has a racist subtext: I found a Rugby comment about making London white again (and managed to get it removed as racist). This collection of despicables get backing from the pro-Putin posters who give their man unconditional support and make slight non-native style spelling and grammar errors.

    It may be starting to have an effect, especially after the manic brexit tories wrote their letter condemning the BBC's lack of support for brexit. ( I gather a different group of MPs wrote in support of the BBC's impartiality in response)

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    Re: The BBC and Impartiality

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    from the pro-Putin posters who give their man unconditional support and make slight non-native style spelling and grammar errors.
    Non-native spelling and grammar errors my deliberate choice, tovarishch.
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    Re: The BBC and Impartiality

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Non-native spelling and grammar errors my deliberate choice, tovarishch.
    chuckle. Some might be you, but it's hard to fake these sorts of error consistently especially across multiple posters (some) with multiple accounts. They are playing into an area of strength of mine as an Eng Lit and Lang graduate with a talent for close textual analysis, and ex English teacher. (edit: with minor TEFL and psychology qualifications which help a bit, too)
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    Re: The BBC and Impartiality

    Try putting up with the anti snp stance of the bbc and apparent inability to accept that alex salmond is no longer leader of the snp. nick robertson should hgave been sacked for his actions during the rererendum in deliberately editing interviews with salmond to give the impression he wasn't answering questions put to him.

    things you won't find on the bbc

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    Re: The BBC and Impartiality

    Didn't need to see a letter to know that Scotland would be welcome in the EU. Spain's attitude shift did that.

    ediit: And if you (plural) don't believe me about what's happening on HYS, have a look for yourselves over a few days.
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    Re: The BBC and Impartiality

    ...David Icke...? Come on...

    I'm aware the BBC like all human institutions can make mistakes, and people make complaints. It has always been thus. What I'm talking about is over and above that. If an article is not clearly and completely pro-brexit, it is attacked as pro-EU propaganda.
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    Re: The BBC and Impartiality

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    Why should Pro-EU campaigners be considers "Left Wing"? Might I remind you that despite the majority of the vote being Pro-Leave, the majority of BOTH sides of the House were Pro-Remain. I am definitely very Left of Centre, but I am also very Pro-Leave. Leave or Remain is neither Left or Right - it's Cross Party. If it were Left Wing Politics, the way Labour is divided at the moment, because of the Blairite influx, the vote would have been much greater to Leave than it actually was.

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