BBC Admits Own Liberal Bias

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lipmonkey

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That doesn't surprise me much.:)

I know better than to pay much attention to everything any one of the major networks say without double checking other sources.

They all are biased to a certain extent.
 

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...and while some worry about the BBC (a news organization a damn sight better than the Daily Mail or Telegraph, both of which would be sold behind the counters here and come in a brown bag), Reagan and Daddy Bush wiped out the Fairness Doctrine that did exactly what the original poster of this thread is pointing out how the Conservatives in the U.K. are not being represented fairly in their media. I detect a note of irony.
 

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...and while some worry about the BBC (a news organization a damn sight better than the Daily Mail or Telegraph, both of which would be sold behind the counters here and come in a brown bag), Reagan and Daddy Bush wiped out the Fairness Doctrine that did exactly what the original poster of this thread is pointing out how the Conservatives in the U.K. are not being represented fairly in their media. I detect a note of irony.


There was nothing fair about the fairness doctrine. We have a system in which anyone can hit the airwaves with whatever political position he or she wants and if they are interesting, they can succeed. The fairness doctrine would require that opposing viewpoints be given equal time whether they were interesting or not. Rather than carry one interesting show and one show which amounts to nothing more than dead air time, radio and TV stations would change their formats and not carry political programming at all. The fairness doctrine was a crock. It was a scheme invented by the left to force programmers to put their uninterestiing views on the air.
 

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The scheme provided contrasting viewpoints. Sometimes opinions can't be wrapped in bacon and make to taste good or shine like bling. However, intelligent discourse dictates pragmatic and sometimes boring discussion. I guess formats for that have no place when Madison Avenue can sell us junk like the Bush family. But who really gives a damn about our country? It's all about winning and fostering a climate to do such, right? But somehow I believe if your team was losing, you'd be screaming unfair about some mythical liberal media or other such nonsense.
 

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The scheme provided contrasting viewpoints. Sometimes opinions can't be wrapped in bacon and make to taste good or shine like bling. However, intelligent discourse dictates pragmatic and sometimes boring discussion. I guess formats for that have no place when Madison Avenue can sell us junk like the Bush family. But who really gives a damn about our country? It's all about winning and fostering a climate to do such, right? But somehow I believe if your team was losing, you'd be screaming unfair about some mythical liberal media or other such nonsense.

The reality is that the media is about making a profit and schemes like the fairness doctrine interfere with a media comany's ability to make a profit. Everyone has access to the airwaves, but people will only listen if you have something interesting to say. It is clear that liberals (in the US anyway) have very little that is interesting enough to support repeating talk shows as evidenced by the left's inability to get a national liberal talk show off the ground no matter how much money they throw at it.

To demand that media outlets put shows on in contrast to conservative shows even when the liberal shows will not earn their keep is nothing more and nothing less than socialism.
 

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The reality is that the media is about making a profit and schemes like the fairness doctrine interfere with a media comany's ability to make a profit. Everyone has access to the airwaves, but people will only listen if you have something interesting to say. It is clear that liberals (in the US anyway) have very little that is interesting enough to support repeating talk shows as evidenced by the left's inability to get a national liberal talk show off the ground no matter how much money they throw at it.

To demand that media outlets put shows on in contrast to conservative shows even when the liberal shows will not earn their keep is nothing more and nothing less than socialism.

I've been involved in pirate radio before. The potential profits are obscene compared to the costs of production. And because their is a limited amount of space on the publicly-owned airwaves, it is only through our creed of justice for all that opposing viewpoints be given equal time.
 

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I've been involved in pirate radio before. The potential profits are obscene compared to the costs of production. And because their is a limited amount of space on the publicly-owned airwaves, it is only through our creed of justice for all that opposing viewpoints be given equal time.


All liberals have to do in order to be heard in the form of a national show is have something interesting to say. Typical of modern liberals, if you can't compete fairly, you attempt to simply eliminate choice by forcing your wishes on everyone.
 

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All liberals have to do in order to be heard in the form of a national show is have something interesting to say. Typical of modern liberals, if you can't compete fairly, you attempt to simply eliminate choice by forcing your wishes on everyone.

Bingo. It's also ironic that this whole fairness doctrine comes up right after I just watched a show where CNN had 4 liberals debating the Iraq War. And by debating, of course, I mean proverbially slapping each others' asses on a job well done.

Like it or not, you've got to give it to Fox's opinion shows -- if they have more than 1 outside person, you are guaranteed that one is conservative and one is liberal. In fact, many of the regular Fox News analysts are very liberal.
 
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