...and any other matters that take our fancy
You'd have to be a fool not to understand that commercial interest motivates some dislike of the BBC. There was a time long ago when the BBC published its own equivalent of the New Statesman and the Spectator, called "The Listener". Neither of the first two journals were happy about that encroachment on their market. But the case against the BBC that matters most is that it has been hijacked by a narrow sect - a PC Globalist pro-soft socialist sect - that represents maybe a max of 20% of the population whereas nearly 100% of the adult population are liable to pay the licence fee. It's really the Fabianism of the modern age - very sympathetic to Marxism, but not exactly of it and with a strong strain of modishness. A BBC that reflected, proportinoally, the full range of democratic opinion in the country and which genuinely strove to be politically and culturally impartial in its news choices, its news treatment, its interviews, its documentaries and so on, would not be in the perilous position it finds itself today.