Sunday, 16 December 2007

Do we trust the BBC? No.

Fewer than a third of Britons believe the BBC performs well when it comes to accurate news reporting, a survey has revealed.

Only 29 per cent gave a positive rating to publicly-funded news.

It was a lower figure than people in ten of the 14 countries involved in an international survey.

Public news services in Russia, Venezuela and Egypt were among those rated more highly by viewers and listeners.

The result is especially embarrassing for the BBC as the research was carried out on behalf of its own World Service.

Earlier this year a survey for the regulator Ofcom showed that the number who think the BBC is impartial has fallen to 54 per cent from 77 per cent in 2002.

Now, this is what really concerns me: the majority of people still persist in believing the Beeb to be impartial, in spite of all the great abundance of evidence to the contrary. Still, the fall in levels of trust is significant, and it is to be hoped that the trend will continue (actually, the ideal would be for the trend to be justifiably reversed, but there's no point hoping for what won't happen).

Postscript: There's another instance of BBC bias, and general incompetence, reported in this article by Charles Moore in yesterday's Telegraph.

4 comments:

muzzylogic said...

Now, this is what really concerns me: the majority of people still persist in believing the Beeb to be impartial, in spite of all the great abundance of evidence to the contrary.

An American politician is supposed to have smeared his opponent once by calling him a "heterosexual" and saying that his sister was a "known thespian". Not everyone will know what "impartial" means. Some will think it's bad, like being impatient or imprudent. What's more worrying to me is that any white outside the elite is still thinking of voting for one of the big three. Even those in the public sector should be able to see that they'll suffer in the long run.

Alex.A said...

I've stopped watching the news on TV not only because of the blatant bias at the Beeb, but also because it's indistinguishable from gossip - in both "presentation" and content. This applies to ALL the drivel that's broadcast as "news" - whatever the channel. I can't even tolerate the cosy chats which masquerade as weather forecasts.

I've had to pack in listening to the radio for the same reasons. Now I rely on the papers and the internet for news, comment, and opinion; and I think I'm much better informed.

Flanders Fields said...

The news and media in all Western countries are pitching the same line of biased reporting and silence on any matters important to the native inhabitants. This is not happenstance. It is intentional and it is coordinated within our countries and between all of our countries. If you observe, you will see that it is not just accidental and not just your country.

I have done a post based on an article by you, Fulham Reactionary, at:

http://myflandersfields.blogspot.com/2007/12/machete-to-head.html

Good job on your article and on your site.

Homophobic Horse said...

"you will see that it is not just accidental and not just your country."

Where ever Western Academia has gone, Cultural Marxism has gone with it, and generations of university re-educated fools now hold positions of power and influence through out all of the West. It's isn't a conspiracy, it's more like a cult.