Saturday 25 February 2017

"We live in a democratic recession"

The BBC's new media editor, Amol Rajan (@amolrajanBBC), has tweeted the following this morning:

(As you can see, he also retweeted himself for good measure!)

The ex-Independent editor seems to be finding this 'BBC impartiality' thing a bit tricky, doesn't he?...

...although given that so many longstanding BBC reporters are no less opinionated on Twitter might suggest that he actually understands 'BBC impartiality' very well. 

Anyhow, you can hear him presenting Any Answers this afternoon. Impartially, no doubt.

Update: And here's Amol, fresh from sulking about the recent outburst of unwanted democracy from the voters, putting his foot down (with an audible stamp) over democracy for impartial BBC reporters (like him):


  1. Is RT'ing yourself the ultimate BBC 'views my own'?

  2. 'Democracy' BBC style (like my 'quotes') is of course unique.

    I have just had a reply to an FOI.

    You will never guess....

    there was some concern i had asked too much. No worries; they simply blanket refused it all.

    "The information you have requested is excluded from the Act because it is held for the purposes
    of ‘journalism, art or literature.’ The BBC is therefore not obliged to provide this information to
    you and wil not be doing so on this occasion."

    The template 'wil' [sic] typo still there.

    1. Their overuse of that catchphrase makes old Brucie seem like a catchphrase-ophobe.

    2. The catchphrase community is doubtless now living in fear. Again.

      Good game... Good game!

  3. Standard Left-wing position: Democracy = getting what we want. When the opposition wins, it's not democracy.

  4. I agree with David they always seem to say "But who will talk for the (very vocal) minority" with much nashing of teeth which I never seem to remember happening when it happens the other way around.

  5. A message to Amol: Yes we know you are a complete twat but please keep tweeting away because with your efforts and those of many other like-minded twats we might get to the stage where the UK public decide they have had enough and take back control of the BBC. :)


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