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The plan to give the Government the power to appoint a majority of members to a new BBC governing board seem to have been thwarted for the time being, in yet another U-turn.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 24856.html

A review after five years from charter renewal will give them more chance to meddle though.

I don't recall seeing a plan for emasculating the BBC in the Tory manifesto, but shitting on them has always been part of their plans. Anyone else remember the Tebbit attacks on the BBC by appointing a taskforce to monitor and assess their supposed bias against the Tories in the 80s ? :)

An interesting - to some - article about the Tories and the BBC -

https://www.transdiffusion.org/2005/04/01/bbcthatcher

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diablo wrote:
An interesting - to some - article about the Tories and the BBC -

https://www.transdiffusion.org/2005/04/01/bbcthatcher



"The darkness deepened through the mid-eighties. While arguments about political bias meant little to the vast majority of viewers"


Yup I remember back then most people being under the spell of "the BBC is wonderfully impartial" propaganda. Fast forward 30 years where everyone has access to vast amounts of information then it's not difficult even for the average person in the street to see the BBC's role as Establishment propaganda machine

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As long as the BBC continues to outsource revenue collection to the Capita clowns, the average man in the street will rarely give a toss as to which side the BBC leans to.

http://tvlicensingwatch.blogspot.co.uk/ ... bc-tv.html

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Channel Hopper wrote:As long as the BBC continues to outsource revenue collection to the Capita clowns, the average man in the street will rarely give a toss as to which side the BBC leans to.

http://tvlicensingwatch.blogspot.co.uk/ ... bc-tv.html



BBC only leans one way. To the Establishment

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