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4th April 2011
Over at my other blog The Feral Press I made this link between the BBC and The Guardian. [More posts from The Feral Press at end.]
The veteran journalist accused BBC staff of making the left-wing Guardian newspaper their “bible” and political correctness “their creed”.
Mr Buerk, who presents Radio 4’s Moral Maze, was reviewing the memoir of his former colleague, Peter Sissons, who also attacks the BBC for having “institutional bias”.
Writing in political magazine Standpoint, Mr Buerk said: “What the BBC regards as normal and abnormal, what is moderate or extreme, where the centre of gravity of an issue lies, are conditioned by the common set of assumptions held by the people who work for it.”
He added: “It’s all very well-meaning, and painstakingly even-handed, but often notably adrift of the overriding national sentiment.”
Although he praised some BBC managers, including Mark Thompson, the director general, Mr Buerk said some of his bosses were “totally transparent t******.”
He concluded: “For those of us who love the place, and what it should stand for, these are worrying times.”
Mr Buerk, 65, has previously criticised BBC newsreaders, saying their role was “the only job that actually requires no talent at all”.
He also caused controversy in 2005 when he claimed life was now lived “according to women’s rules” and men were reduced to little more than “sperm donors”.
THE FERAL PRESS posts
- The GUARDIAN of the LIES. Courtesy of CIFWatch
- BBC’s sneering Paxman carpeted as “partial” by Helen Boaden, via Stan Rosenthal
- Call by “Libertarian Alliance” for Parliamentary Bill for Execution of Tony Blair!
- Telegraph’s Ben Brogan notices the Ban Blair-Baiting petition
- SHOCK NEWS: BBC hinting at the TRUTH on Muslim Brotherhood’s (worldwide) Caliphate
- New Blog, 1st Post: Outing the Feral Press, Masters of Subliminal Suggestion
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I am staggered by all the hate directed towards our former Prime Minister. I believe that Tony Blair made the Iraq decision in good faith and is most certainly NOT a war criminal. If anyone should be tried at the Hague it should be those in the media for totally misrepresenting the information and facts. The media are to blame for fuelling this hatred as it is purely driven by them. (UK)