And if you thought Newsnight was bad…

This week’s World at One was another Labour-heavy zone.

The list of UK politicians interviewed across all five programmes runs as follows:

Labour – Sally Keeble (2.5 minutes)
Andy Burnham, (6 minutes)
David Miliband (8.5 minutes)
Michael Meacher (1 minute)
Ed Balls (4.5 minutes)

Conservative – Damian Green (3 minutes)

Liberal Democrat – No-one

(No mention of anyone declining to be interviewed either!)

There were also interviews with a co-founder of Labour’s sister party, the SDLP; the director general of the Equality and Human Rights Commission; a left-leaning Irish economist; a Democrat mayor; and a trades unionist. Other than Mr Green, no right-wingers were interviewed.

Indefensible, surely?

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  1. Andrew Mars says:

    Damien Green kind of benefits Labour too, given that he’s so weak he makes Phil Woolas look almost competent.


  2. George R says:

    Director General, Mark Thompson refuses to address BBC-NUJ’s blatant and increasing political bias in favour of Labour, Obama, Islam, mass immigration and Turkey’s application to join the E.U.


  3. Martin says:

    Actually that looks a bit Tory heavy to me, Radio 5 usually is a totally Tory free zone.


    • WTF-man (the superhero's superhero) says:

      Can you remind what the difference is between a Tory and a Labourer? I forget…


  4. Allan D says:

    Green’s not so weak though that Jacqui Spliff (wonder what happened to her? – oh yes, she applied for a job with the BBC) didn’t get PC Plod to feel his collar and threaten him with life imprisonment.

    I am rapidly coming to the conclusion however that the State Broadcaster is performing a perverse service by giving the Comrades so much airtime. The more exposure they get the more they condemn themselves out of their own mouths and the greater the relief is felt that these jesters are no longer in charge of the Ship of State. The only irritation I feel is that the licence-payer is footing the bill for all the hospitality these self-servers are being given.

    Cheers! Triples all round!


  5. Natsman says:

    And they’ll continue whilst they can, pushing the envelope of WHAT they can get away with WHILST they can get aay with it.  Can anybody stop them?  Doesn’t look like it, does it?  Before long, they’ll be happy to admit their stance, and play “The East is Red” at bedtime every night.


  6. NotaSheep says:

    The BBC would defnd this by saying that they have to balance their coverage across all progammes on all networks. Thus they never have to give even coverage or explaoin why their bias is so pervasive.


    • All Seeing Eye says:

      Basically they are saying that this, Question Time, Any Questions, Newsnight, etc etc etc are all balanced by Top Gear. Scary.


    • Martin says:

      The BBC LIE about this so called balance thing. Ask Craig, he keeps far better records of political balance that the arseholes at the BBC who don’t keep any records so how do they know they are balancing their output?

      The only way these wankers justify it is if they get complaints from the left and the right. Take the Panorama programme from the other week, for ONCE the BBC try to balance the output and the left go crazy, does the BBC really think that’s justified?

      99% of the BBC’s output is anti Jew if not pure hatred of Jews.


  7. Chuffer says:

    And just in case you think there’s not enough Labour on the BBC airwaves, they’re showing the R5 Labour leadership debate AGAIN on BBC Parliament at the moment (2, o’clock, Sunday).


  8. Craig Morecambe says:

    The World Tonight (R4, 10.00pm) doesn’t usually feature many UK politicians, so there were only three this week –

    Tessa Jowell, Labour
    Kate Green, Labour
    Graham Allen, Labour

    The only UK think tank featured was Demos –  with Sonia Sodha, discussing early intervention programmes.

    (Graham Allen is helping Iain Duncan Smith with his early invention policy, so is an odd case).


  9. Deborah says:

    Thanks Craig – giving us the numbers shows how things really are


  10. Craig Morecambe says:

    Going back through my old spreadsheets, where I recorded every interview with a UK politician on all the BBC’s main current affairs programmes from June 09 till April 10 (before I gave up in sheer exhaustion!), it reveals some startling figures about Radio 4’s The World At One. Comments here at B-BBC would often refer to ‘Tory-free zones’ on the programme. Here’s why:

    Here are the number of interviews each UK political party was granted by The World at One between those dates:

    Alliance – 2
    BNP – 1
    Conservatives – 97
    Cross-benchers  – 4
    DUP – 3
    Greens – 1
    Labour – 253
    Lib Dems – 64
    Plaid Cymru – 1
    Sinn Fein – 1
    SNP – 5
    UKIP – 2
    UUP – 3

    The BBC always claimed that Labour, as the governing party, were liable to be on its programmes more so that they, as the government, could be held to account (not that they were often held to account!). Still, that’s hardly an excuse for a programme like The World At One to give Labour 58% of all interviews over this period and certainly doesn’t account for why Labour still seem to be preferred over the two government parties now that they’re in opposition. The World at One, despite its easy going manner, was always the most biased of the daily Radio 4 programmes, if only in terms of its guest list.


    • NotaSheep says:

      The BBC always claimed that Labour, as the governing party, were liable to be on its programmes more so that they, as the government, could be held to account … doesn’t account for why Labour still seem to be preferred over the two government parties now that they’re in opposition.’ The BBC lying would explain the discrepancy.


  11. hippiepooter says:

    You’ve showng for the nth time Craig how the BBC is wearing no clothes, yet the craven, fawning Cameron and Co will still go on insisting that the Emperor of Bias is cloaked in the finest garments of impartiality and objectivity.  As Cameron has fully embraced the cultural Marxist agenda of the BBC and the Conservative Party now exists in little more than name only, wouldn’t it be a great thing if Real Conservative MPs resigned their seats and stood – not as the ‘New Conservative Party – but as the Old Conservative Party?  Well, one can always dream, can’t one, about the chances of a better Britain.


  12. John Anderson says:

    Who is Craig Morecambe ?  Will the real Craig please stand up ?!


    • Craig Morecambe says:

      I’ve had a snaffu with my Google account John & can’t work out how to get it back, so I’m having to use my Twitter account to comment (which, as ‘Craig’ was taken has to be ‘Craig Morecambe’!)


  13. piggy kosher says:

    Great post Craig! The bias in terms of airtime devoted, proportions of airtime given to liebore and the others, are even more stomach turning when exposed in this way.

    The great thing about this model is that it can be replicated in a dozen other areas where the beeboid agenda is at work, on Israel, the GW farce, Obumma, etc.

    It would come up trumps every time.


  14. john smith says:

    I have given up logging LieBore minutes on air. Want I am going to start doing is logging Islamic-theme programme minutes on Al Beeb.

    It’s getting so bad I am convinced that even the theme music to that Deep programme on Tuesday sounds Arabic………..


    • Dazed-and-Confused says:

      Does anybody remember beeboid “Kate Humble” being reduced to tears at the sound of Islamic prayer in Saudi Arabia?

      It’s just a never ending cycle of one sided bullshit and anti British propaganda, on behalf of the odious state broadcaster.


  15. dave s says:

    Endless labour nonentities interviewed. Who really cares? Is there anybody listening any more? Mercifully few Tordem nonentities interviewed again who really cares? What is about to happen in the US will inevitably happen here. How it will play out is, as always, uncertain but the current political class has little time left. The combination of an economic meltdown together with what I hope is a rapidly growing determination to defend our culture and way of life is going to change everything.
    Changes, real changes, always happen suddenly and seemingly unexpectedly. The BBC will be just another casualty of events it will not understand or be able to control.
    But this blog and the many others like it perform the most valuable of functions. They demoralise the opposition because the opposition cannot resist reading them, And this is never to be underestimated.


  16. WTF-man (the superhero's superhero) says:

    Surely this is a good thing?


    No, I mean… overexposure… the more they pound the earlobes of a public that already hate them, the worse they’ll do in the long run – both of them… FascistLabour and the BBC.


  17. Daniel Smith says:

    Nice to see the BBC has just LED the 1am news with the 5 year old Katrina story with Obama’s criticism of the Bush government given top billing.


    • Martin says:

      Yes Radio 5 mong boy Dotun Adebayo was spouting on about how great it was for a US President to be able to go to New Orleans and not be booed.

      Unfortunately for the BBC the US person Adebayo was speaking to was off message pointing out that Barry is as popular as a turd in a swimming pool in Louisiana and that the 100 year protection Barry was spouting on about won’t protect New Orleans from another Katrina and that people are STILL unhappy with Government.

      Mongo Adebayo was rather flustered and moved on quite quickly


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Did they mention that the people of Louisiana think that Bush did a better job on Katrina than the current President has with the oil spill?

      The oil spill in the Gulf may be mostly out of the headlines now but Louisiana voters aren’t getting any less mad at Barack Obama about his handling of it. Only 32% give Obama good marks for his actions in the aftermath of the spill, while 61% disapprove.

      Louisianans are feeling more and more that George W. Bush’s leadership on Katrina was better than Obama’s on the spill. 54% think Bush did the superior job of helping the state through a crisis to 33% who pick Obama. That 21 point margin represents a widening since PPP asked the same question in June and found Bush ahead by a 15 point margin. Bush beats Obama 87-2 on that score with Republicans and 42-30 with independents, while Obama has just a 65-24 advantage with Democrats.