People sometimes say that the headlines on the BBC News website make it seem like a Guardian impersonator, but that's unfair to the Guardian.
The Guardian's home page is headed by a large collection of serious, significant news stories. The identity politics stuff which we associate with the Guardian is largely kept for elsewhere on the site. The BBC, in contrast, often loads the top of its home page with such stories.
So would it be right then to say that the BBC is more 'Guardian' than the Guardian? Again, I think that would be unfair to the Guardian. The BBC is now simply being the BBC.
Take today. The BBC News website's headlines include a piece on racism in football, a piece about the gender pay gap, a piece on gay Muslims, and a piece about prejudice against gypsies in the UK - plus the usual Brexit gloom-mongering and some entertainment news. Turn then to the Guardian, and you find substance and proper news.
I agree completely Craig. I’ve surprised myself by turning to The Guardian when I want some honest reporting. (Not their correspondents with Polly Toynbee type rants though).ReplyDelete
But for proper news, they are straightforward, professionaly reported and generally have very little bias . They are more literate, have decent in depth analysis and they report things the BBC never will. You simply can’t get that anymore with the BBC.
What a tragedy for the BBC to see how far they have sunk and ruined their reputation.
The BBC is quite ready to risk people's lives to protect its PC ideology. There have been several instances of obvious and fatal terrorist incidents where the BBC has deliberately slowed down reporting and/or minimised the incident while other agencies and social media are giving up to date information. Any British person reading such "slo mo" reporting from the BBC could be lulled into a false sense of security and venture out when they shouldn't. The recent Dutch attack was a good example of that.ReplyDelete
Indeed, and as we've noted before, the suppression of accurate reporting of the "grooming" gangs leaves the future victims uninformed and ever more vulnerable.Delete
Identity politics frequently disguised as trivia. The BBC website has become more like an online version of “The One Show” than a serious news provider.ReplyDelete
"How I learned to love my Hijab and still pursue my goal of playing for England." That sort of thing? Or maybe "The carbuncle on my nose won't stop me from pursuing my goal of being the face of Lancome". Or maybe "I've transitioned and am now called Louise - but that doesn't mean I've given up on male banter down the gym." ??? It's easy writing this stuff - finding the people to fit the narrative is probably more difficult!Delete
MB - The inevitability of these stories perhaps explained by the apparent dominant cadre in the cubicle gardens fielding endless #PRasNews rubbish sent in. But finding it resonates enough to get pumped out to fill the way too much space the BBC hires way too many drones to plug.ReplyDelete