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The BBC should be an important voice, not least because we, the people own it- and its users, ( so that’s us again) – fund it. We would hope to be able to trust it to provide quality educational material and to keep us informed about what is happening in the world, and honest and accurate reporting.

Today, rather than report on Ed Miliband’s letter to the House of Lords about the Health Bill, the BBC bombards us with articles about the Falklands, Syria and disgruntled Christians.

So what is happening at the BBC? We are kept well informed about the goings-on in the Falkland Islands. Is that a co-incidence in that as I remember it was the flag-waving and cheering of the departing ships, which led to a recovery for Margaret Thatcher in 1982 when the public-service cuts were hitting hard?

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  1. February 19, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Thanks for the reblog Andy. I’m honoured.

  2. February 19, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Excellent piece, Pam.

  3. ledge
    February 19, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Unfortunately its not just the Beeb. Following the new year honours where only the Mail picked up on a profiteering tory part funder getting a gong for services to ???
    The Beebs guest paper reviwer was a Guardian Journalist, unfortunately he wasted that opportunity by choosing to concentrate on the matrimonial split of Russell Brand……Celebrity pap wins every time

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