Just to put on record an accidental discovery from the BBC Academy's YouTube feed that I mentioned on a previous comments thread...
Here's the start on a BBC Academy video entitled 'Mark Easton - Reporting Race'...
The first one of the six primary purposes laid down in our charter is 'to sustain citizenship and civil society'. The fourth purpose is that the BBC must 'represent the UK, its nations, its regions and its communities'.
These are clearly noble ambitions, obligations upon us.
But it does mean that the principles which guide our reporting of the world around us are markedly different from those which motivate Messrs Desmond, Dacre and Murdoch.
The obvious point here is that Mark Easton singles out the editors/owners of the Daily Express, Daily Mail and the Sun and Times as being "markedly different" to the BBC (not the Guardian, Independent and Daily Mirror you'll note).
He is clearly also projecting the BBC as being better than those (right-wing) rags.
Another glimpse into BBC groupthink there, I'd say.