Monday, 27 July 2009

More on BBC bias in Norwich North

A postscript to my previous posting.

I thought that Mr. Hannan’s piece was so interesting, that I printed out a copy to show to my wife. Somewhat to my surprise, she was quite upset by it.

You see, her source of news is BBC Radio 4. (I rarely listen to radio news, and never to TV news - I rely on the internet.) She told me she had no idea that UKIP had done so well. She also told me that Radio 4 news had reported the figures for the Conservatives, the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats, and the Greens, but not mentioned UKIP - and hence she had simply assumed that the four parties mentioned had been the top four. The BBC had deceived her, and she had swallowed it - hook, line and sinker.

Hence her reaction. She reckoned that surely the BBC could be sued or fined. I reckoned that they had consulted their lawyers before doing this, and knew they were safe.

I reflected that most of my friends and neighbours will never learn this - unless the press picked it up and ran with it. And what do you know? The silence of the press is deafening.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And other variant is?