Here's a Twitter conversation this morning which I 'overheard'. Note how the 'complaints from both sides' trope gets taken up by the BBC defender:
Yvonne Johnston: Good to have @BBCMoreOrLess back on the radio. At least for those of us prepared to sort the data wheat from the chaff.MsJones: True. But it doesn't become him when he defends the BBC against bias. It's his mates at the BBC.Yvonne Johnston: It's on a BBC radio station but I understand the programme is made under the auspices of the OU.MsJones: I trust the OU to be objective and neutral. But I don't understand why @TimHarford felt the need to defend the BBC against bias.Yvonne Johnston: But he does have a point that both the right and the left seem convinced that the BBC is biased against them. Are they both correct?MsJones: That is surely a sign the BBC fails to achieve balance. If both sides of the argument were put in the same programme then would be unbiased.