I like the BBC, a lot. I'm addicted to Radio4 although as Glen Cullen would say "I'm considerably younger than their core demographic". However the BBC does have one major flaw. It tries far too hard to be "fair".
I've discussed in the past what a vacuous word "fair" is. It is so subjective that it makes it's usage in almost all contexts meaningless, despite this the BBC is driven by a desire to be fair. The great irony is that in attempting to be fair it has allowed itself to become anything but.
The findings of a recent BBC survey showed that the corporation was viewed to be both biased and discriminatory. The BBC clearly doesn't see this because of the groups that are discriminated against typically groups who have traditionally had power or wealth; Christians, older people, white people, dare I say it .... posh people.
I don't subscribe to a "smash the BBC" attitude but it does need to stop overcompensating and start reflecting society as it is, not how the people at the top of the BBC would like it to be.
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