If the BBC wants to know why nearly a million listeners have dropped the Today programme, they might want to look at their political coverage first

I broadly concur with Tom Mills and his article on @IndyVoices that “if the BBC wants to know why nearly a million listeners have dropped the Today programme, they might want to look at their political coverage first”. I disagree with him on the BBC’s “anxiety about appearing “out of touch” led some time ago to a conscious effort to engage “extreme” opinion; which in practice has meant some clumsy dalliances with the populist, and even far, right”. If that is the case, why are their efforts “to engage “extreme” opinion” not engaging with extreme opinion on the left. It seems to me the editorial bias of the BBC naturally favours the views of the right because as Own Jones once said, the British media is a cult, “afflicted by a suffocating groupthink, intolerant of critics, hounds internal dissenters, full of people who made it because of connections and/or personal background rather than merit”.

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