On the BBCisation of the world

In the Telegraph Douglas Carswell neatly skewers the bias and short sightedness of the BBC  The BBC love of unconditional welfare, migration and the EU is all consuming and blind. Once he’s done eviscerating their record, he stops to wonder:

If we had state regulation of the press, the BBC would be free to carry on recycling its establishment clichés. But newspapers would find themselves having to answer to the same sort of grandees that preside over the BBC. Is that really what we want to see?


  1. Whilst I give way to no one in my contempt for the vile BBC – we must remember that private television stations (in Britain and most other countries) are just as bad.

    This, as Simon would be quick to point out, is due to government regulations.

    And this is why (I believe) the left establishment (and I include Mr Cameron in their ranks) want to regulate the press.

    By the way – I will give a word of thanks to the (much hated) Fox News.

    I have access to many television news services (from around the world) and, whilst far from libertarian, Fox News (FNC) is the only television news that does not make me feel sick.



  2. “Is that really what we want to see?”

    Mr. Carswell certainly does as he’s part of the organisation that’s pushing for it.



  3. I’m actually not sure what is worse: DailyMail rhetorics or BBC, especially with regard to “5 gazillion foreigners coming daily, who cost us 175 gazillions in NHS costs and 373 gazillions in benefits”.



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