BBC To Spend OUR Money Training Staff To Avoid Seeming Biased pro EU!
Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins – Greg_L-W.
Thousands of journalists at the BBC to have compulsory lessons on the EU to make sure Corporation’s coverage of the referendum remains impartial
All journalists will have training after accusations it shows left-wing bias
Dramas and comedians must also abide impartiality rules for referendum
Even senior journalists from Today and Breakfast must complete training
Head of BBC News admitted the 2017 referendum will ‘test perceptions’
All BBC journalists will be sent on a compulsory training course about the EU to make sure the Corporation’s coverage of the forthcoming European referendum is impartial.
Dramas such as Eastenders will also have to abide by the same impartiality rules while comedians will face restrictions on making jokes about the subject, it emerged yesterday.
James Harding, the director of BBC News, told MPs that thousands of BBC reporters, including newsreaders and Today programme presenters, will be sent for mandatory retraining.
All BBC journalists will be sent on a compulsory training course about the EU to make sure the Corporation’s coverage of the forthcoming European referendum is impartial
The Corporation has been stung by accusations that its staff display a liberal and left-wing bias in favour of the EU. File picture of the European Parliament in Brussels
He admitted that the referendum, due before 2017, will ‘test perceptions of the BBC’s impartiality’.
The Corporation has been stung by accusations that its staff display a liberal and left-wing bias in favour of the EU.
Appearing in front of the European scrutiny committee, Mr Harding told MPs: ‘We know this will be a period really of great scrutiny of our coverage, so our view is that we should reinstate mandatory training of all BBC journalists, so that they are as well-informed as possible of the issues around the workings of the institutions of the EU and its relationship to the UK.’
The guidelines will apply across the BBC’s entire output.
David Jordan, the BBC’s director of editorial policy and standards also told MPs on the European Scrutiny Committee: ‘The BBC Trust regulates on impartiality and accuracy. The Trust’s referendum guidelines cover all BBC output, not just news and constitutional matters. It includes drama and comedy.’
Mr Jordan added: ‘The prescriptions for due impartiality are greater for news than comedy and drama but in principle, impartiality applies to everything which is at the behest of the Trust.’
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In the interest of understanding the perception of many regarding The BBC’s bias CLICK HERE
I incline to the belief that The BBC is not in fact ‘institutionally’ biased but rather an organisation which is notably biased due to a propensity for recruitment from a restricted pool, bounded within a largely understandable desire to recruit those who will ‘fit in’ and not challenge the current thinking of the organisation, which has a tendency to be liberal Left Wing, pro EU, anti Monarchy, anti private enterprise, anti private education, pro dependency culture, anti American and in many ways anti British in a desire to SEEM fair minded and finally unimaginatively ‘Politically Correct’.
As a result a distinct inability to question themselves or beliefs that may challenge their colleagues has led to a very clear, though not institutionally deliberate, bias. An organisation which has become so complacent and smug that it glibly over pays its internally much revered hierarchy on a reciprocal basis of failing to criticise or question its own!
An organisation that can not see it is in fact cheating its employers the audience, because they can, without even realising the contempt in which many of its sacred cows are held or the opprobrium in which those it protects like Jimmy Saville, Dimbleby, Yentoff, Attenborough, Patten and the like are held.
Just reconsider the comments made by John Suchet in his revelatory autobiography, in which he overtly excoriated the BBC and its inbuilt and inherent bias – a position largely endorsed in Jeremy Paxman’s biography. The bias of the BBC would seem to be very apparent to all who have left and to their audience, but uncountenancable to those inside the bubble. A condition which similarly effects the Westminster Bubble and those who are in it and parasitic upon it.
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With an avg. 1.2M voters per MEP & Britain having only 8%, if united, say. The EUropean Parliament has no ability to make policy and has a Commission of unelected bureaucrats, thus clearly the EU is not even a pretence of being a democracy; yet The EU & many of it6s vassal States are willing to slaughter people in Sovereign States to impose The EU’s chosen brand of democracy on them!
The imposition of a Government and policies upon its vassal regions such as the peoples of Greece shows just how far from being a democracy the EU is.
There will be little or no change in Britain’s economic position, when we leave the EU, using a better negotiated & updated version of the ‘Norway Model’ as a stepping stone to becoming a full member of the Eropean Economic Area, where all will benefit, as we secure trade relations with the EU’s vassal regions, with an EFTA style status and can trade and negotiate independently on the global stage, as members of The Commonwealth and the Anglosphere.One huge benefit will be that we can negotiate with bodies like the WTO, UN, WHO, IMF, CODEX and the like, directly in our own interest and that of our partners around the world in both the Commonwealth and the Anglosphere at large; rather than having negotiations and term imposed by unelected EU bureacrats and their ionterpretation of the rules handed down as if they were some great achievement by the EU.The greatest change and benefit will be political, as we improve our democracy and self determination, with the ability to deselect and elect our own Government, with an improved Westminster structure, see >Harrogate Agenda<.
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