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26th Jan '17 8:28:33 AM Aurelian
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That's not say to they've occasionally slipped. They were accused of misinforming people during the Iraq War, and more recently during the Scottish Independence Referendum, they were accused of being biased in favour of preserving the Union, to the point that there were thousands of protesters outside BBC Scotland in Glasgow. Former BBC Director-General Mark Thompson has acknowledged that the BBC has a "liberal bias" (after years of complaints) and he suggested that the Corporation should recruit more conservatives to correct this. The think tank News Watch found that during the 2016 EU referendum and its aftermath the BBC's coverage displayed [[http://news-watch.co.uk/bbc-brexit-collection-strong-bias-against-leaving-the-eu/ "a strong bias against leaving the EU"]].

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That's not say to they've occasionally slipped. They were accused of misinforming people during the Iraq War, and more recently during the Scottish Independence Referendum, they were accused of being biased in favour of preserving the Union, to the point that there were thousands of protesters outside BBC Scotland in Glasgow. Former BBC Director-General Mark Thompson has acknowledged that the BBC has a "liberal bias" and was previously guilty of a "massive bias to the Left" (after years of complaints) complaints from conservatives) and he suggested that the Corporation should recruit more conservatives to correct this.this. Its coverage of Brexit has also come under scrutiny. The think tank News Watch found that during the 2016 EU referendum and its aftermath the BBC's coverage displayed [[http://news-watch.co.uk/bbc-brexit-collection-strong-bias-against-leaving-the-eu/ "a strong bias against leaving the EU"]].
EU"]], giving substantially more airtime to Remain supporters and pro-Remain arguments.
26th Jan '17 8:05:56 AM Aurelian
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News of this has attracted the widespread wrath of the British public, by and large, love the BBC dearly. It should be said that not everyone is particularly fond of the license fee. 200,000 people signed a petition on the 38 Degrees petition site in favour of axing the license fee. Critics of the licence fee argue that, in an age of literally thousands of free to air TV channels, not to mention numerous subscription channels, they should not be obliged, under threat of criminal prosecution, to pay for a service they do not necessarily want or even watch, especially as the BBC's major sport coverage has dwindled to almost nothing, while it has failed to produce a drama series to rival those of HBO or Netflix for many years. This, however, was promptly dwarfed by a petition in favour of keeping the license and the government's hands off the BBC, which is at 380,000 people and rising. This is considerably larger than the population of Cardiff and approximately equivalent to the population of New Orleans or Bristol. It's safe to say that this issue raises strong feelings.

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News of this has attracted the widespread wrath of the British public, by and large, love the BBC dearly. It should be said that not everyone is particularly fond of the license fee. 200,000 people signed a petition on the 38 Degrees petition site in favour of axing the license fee. Critics of the licence fee argue that, in an age of literally thousands of free to air TV channels, not to mention numerous subscription channels, they should not be obliged, under threat of criminal prosecution, prosecution,[[note]]The penalty for non-payment of the licence fee is a £1000 fine, although failure to pay the fine can result in a prison sentence.[[/note]] to pay for a service they do not necessarily want or even watch, especially as the BBC's major sport coverage has dwindled to almost nothing, while it has failed to produce a drama series to rival those of HBO or Netflix for many years. This, however, was promptly dwarfed by a petition in favour of keeping the license and the government's hands off the BBC, which is at 380,000 people and rising. This is considerably larger than the population of Cardiff and approximately equivalent to the population of New Orleans or Bristol. It's safe to say that this issue raises strong feelings.
26th Jan '17 7:53:22 AM Aurelian
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Currently the BBC's future is up in the air. Their Royal Charter is up for renewal in 2016, and they'll have to negotiate with the Conservative Party, with whom they've never been on particularly good terms with (UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill and the Beeb's founder Lord Reith had a feud going, while in the 1980's UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher tried but failed to turn it into a commercial network) On the Beeb's part they're trying to find ways to save money by making budget cuts (including getting rid of BBC Three and making it an online channel), and selling off their beloved London Television Centre. Ideally they'd hope for an increase in the Licence Fee. The Conservative Party has indicated that they want to reduce the current licence fee (which has been frozen at £145.50 since 2010), and the new Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has been quoted before his appointment as saying that he'd out-right get rid of it. In July of 2015, Mr. Whittingdale set up a review board to scrutinize every aspect of how the Beeb operates, and most of the members on that board are people opposed to the Beeb's license fee.

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Currently the BBC's future is up in the air. Their Royal Charter is up for renewal in 2016, and they'll have to negotiate with the Conservative Party, with whom they've never been on particularly good terms with (UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill and the Beeb's founder Lord Reith had a feud going, while in the 1980's UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher tried but failed to turn it into a commercial network) network)[[note]]That said, Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson was also quite hostile to the BBC; he was convinced it was biased against ''him''.[[/note]] On the Beeb's part they're trying to find ways to save money by making budget cuts (including getting rid of BBC Three and making it an online channel), and selling off their beloved London Television Centre. Ideally they'd hope for an increase in the Licence Fee. The Conservative Party has indicated that they want to reduce the current licence fee (which has been frozen at £145.50 since 2010), and the new Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has been quoted before his appointment as saying that he'd out-right get rid of it. In July of 2015, Mr. Whittingdale set up a review board to scrutinize every aspect of how the Beeb operates, and most of the members on that board are people opposed to the Beeb's license fee.
26th Jan '17 6:50:49 AM Aurelian
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That's not say to they've occasionally slipped. They were accused of misinforming people during the Iraq War, and more recently during the Scottish Independence Referendum, they were accused of being biased in favour of preserving the Union, to the point that there were thousands of protesters outside BBC Scotland in Glasgow. Former BBC Director-General Mark Thompson has acknowledged that the BBC has a "liberal bias" (after years of complaints) and he suggested the the Corporation should recruit more conservatives to correct this. The think tank News Watch found that during the 2016 EU referendum and its aftermath the BBC displayed [[http://news-watch.co.uk/bbc-brexit-collection-strong-bias-against-leaving-the-eu/ "a strong bias against leaving the EU"]].

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That's not say to they've occasionally slipped. They were accused of misinforming people during the Iraq War, and more recently during the Scottish Independence Referendum, they were accused of being biased in favour of preserving the Union, to the point that there were thousands of protesters outside BBC Scotland in Glasgow. Former BBC Director-General Mark Thompson has acknowledged that the BBC has a "liberal bias" (after years of complaints) and he suggested the that the Corporation should recruit more conservatives to correct this. The think tank News Watch found that during the 2016 EU referendum and its aftermath the BBC BBC's coverage displayed [[http://news-watch.co.uk/bbc-brexit-collection-strong-bias-against-leaving-the-eu/ "a strong bias against leaving the EU"]].
26th Jan '17 6:46:37 AM Aurelian
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That's not say to they've occasionally slipped. They were accused of misinforming people during the Iraq War, and more recently during the Scottish Independence Referendum, they were accused of being biased in favour of preserving the Union, to the point that there were thousands of protesters outside BBC Scotland in Glasgow. Former BBC Director-General Mark Thompson has acknowledged that the BBC has a "liberal bias" (after years of complaints) and he suggested the the Corporation should recruit more conservatives to correct this. A news tank Media Watch found that during the 2016 EU referendum and its aftermath the BBC displayed [[http://news-watch.co.uk/bbc-brexit-collection-strong-bias-against-leaving-the-eu/ "a strong bias against leaving the EU"]].

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That's not say to they've occasionally slipped. They were accused of misinforming people during the Iraq War, and more recently during the Scottish Independence Referendum, they were accused of being biased in favour of preserving the Union, to the point that there were thousands of protesters outside BBC Scotland in Glasgow. Former BBC Director-General Mark Thompson has acknowledged that the BBC has a "liberal bias" (after years of complaints) and he suggested the the Corporation should recruit more conservatives to correct this. A news The think tank Media News Watch found that during the 2016 EU referendum and its aftermath the BBC displayed [[http://news-watch.co.uk/bbc-brexit-collection-strong-bias-against-leaving-the-eu/ "a strong bias against leaving the EU"]].



More seriously, in 2012 the BBC came under fire with the horrific revelations of the crimes of British celebrity Creator/JimmySavile (longtime presenter of ''Series/TopOfThePops'', ''Clunk Click'', and ''Jim'll Fix It''), who died the previous year. Savile used his celebrity status as both a presenter and charity advocate to sexually abuse possibly hundreds of people, mostly children and teens, over the decades, and questions of how much BBC brass knew of his conduct behind-the-scenes and what they covered up were raised. Despite these batterings it maintains a very high level of public trust (the highest in Britain, [[http://www.newstatesman.com/broadcast/2012/11/bbc-still-most-trusted-media-organisation in fact]]), and is a source of pride to many Britons.

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More seriously, in 2012 the BBC came under fire with the horrific revelations of the crimes of British celebrity Creator/JimmySavile (longtime presenter of ''Series/TopOfThePops'', ''Clunk Click'', and ''Jim'll Fix It''), who died the previous year. Savile used his celebrity status as both a presenter and charity advocate to sexually abuse possibly hundreds of people, mostly children and teens, over the decades, and questions of how much BBC brass knew of his conduct behind-the-scenes and what they covered up were raised. Despite these batterings it maintains a very high reasonable level of public trust (the among media organisations (at 44%, the highest in Britain, [[http://www.newstatesman.com/broadcast/2012/11/bbc-still-most-trusted-media-organisation in fact]]), fact]], although this figure represented a 37% fall from a similar poll in 2003), and is a source of pride to many Britons.
26th Jan '17 6:43:11 AM Aurelian
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That's not say to they've occasionally slipped. They were accused of misinforming people during the Iraq War, and more recently during the Scottish Independence Referendum, they were accused of being biased in favour of preserving the Union, to the point that there were thousands of protesters outside BBC Scotland in Glasgow.

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That's not say to they've occasionally slipped. They were accused of misinforming people during the Iraq War, and more recently during the Scottish Independence Referendum, they were accused of being biased in favour of preserving the Union, to the point that there were thousands of protesters outside BBC Scotland in Glasgow. \n Former BBC Director-General Mark Thompson has acknowledged that the BBC has a "liberal bias" (after years of complaints) and he suggested the the Corporation should recruit more conservatives to correct this. A news tank Media Watch found that during the 2016 EU referendum and its aftermath the BBC displayed [[http://news-watch.co.uk/bbc-brexit-collection-strong-bias-against-leaving-the-eu/ "a strong bias against leaving the EU"]].
26th Jan '17 6:02:04 AM Aurelian
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Currently the BBC's future is up in the air. Their Royal Charter is up for renewal in 2016, and they'll have to negotiate with the Conservative Party, with whom they've never been on particularly good terms with (UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill and the Beeb's founder Lord Reith had a feud going, while in the 1980's UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher tried but failed to turn it into a commercial network) . On the Beeb's part they're trying to find ways to save money by making budget cuts (including getting rid of BBC Three and making it an online channel), and selling off their beloved London Television Centre. Ideally they'd hope for an increase in the Licence Fee. The Conservative Party has indicated that they want to reduce the current licence fee (which has been frozen at £145.50 since 2010), and the new Culture Secretary John Whittingdale, a hard-right-wing free-marketeer, has been quoted before his appointment as saying that he'd out-right get rid of it. In July of 2015, Mr. Whittingdale set up a review board to scrutinize every aspect of how the Beeb operates, and most of the members on that board are people opposed to the Beeb's license fee. News of this has attracted the widespread wrath of the British public, by and large, love the BBC dearly. It should be said that not everyone is particularly fond of the license fee, with a petition of 180,000 people on the 38 Degrees petition site in favour of axing the license fee. This, however, was promptly dwarfed by a petition in favour of keeping the license and the government's hands off the BBC, which is at 380,000 people and rising. This is considerably larger than the population of Cardiff and approximately equivalent to the population of New Orleans or Bristol. It's safe to say that this issue raises strong feelings.

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Currently the BBC's future is up in the air. Their Royal Charter is up for renewal in 2016, and they'll have to negotiate with the Conservative Party, with whom they've never been on particularly good terms with (UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill and the Beeb's founder Lord Reith had a feud going, while in the 1980's UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher tried but failed to turn it into a commercial network) . network) On the Beeb's part they're trying to find ways to save money by making budget cuts (including getting rid of BBC Three and making it an online channel), and selling off their beloved London Television Centre. Ideally they'd hope for an increase in the Licence Fee. The Conservative Party has indicated that they want to reduce the current licence fee (which has been frozen at £145.50 since 2010), and the new Culture Secretary John Whittingdale, a hard-right-wing free-marketeer, Whittingdale has been quoted before his appointment as saying that he'd out-right get rid of it. In July of 2015, Mr. Whittingdale set up a review board to scrutinize every aspect of how the Beeb operates, and most of the members on that board are people opposed to the Beeb's license fee.

News of this has attracted the widespread wrath of the British public, by and large, love the BBC dearly. It should be said that not everyone is particularly fond of the license fee, with fee. 200,000 people signed a petition of 180,000 people on the 38 Degrees petition site in favour of axing the license fee.fee. Critics of the licence fee argue that, in an age of literally thousands of free to air TV channels, not to mention numerous subscription channels, they should not be obliged, under threat of criminal prosecution, to pay for a service they do not necessarily want or even watch, especially as the BBC's major sport coverage has dwindled to almost nothing, while it has failed to produce a drama series to rival those of HBO or Netflix for many years. This, however, was promptly dwarfed by a petition in favour of keeping the license and the government's hands off the BBC, which is at 380,000 people and rising. This is considerably larger than the population of Cardiff and approximately equivalent to the population of New Orleans or Bristol. It's safe to say that this issue raises strong feelings.
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