The BBC Trust has just published its ‘Breadth of Opinion’ review into impartiality.
Not had time to look at it but you can see it here.
As part of the study, the BBC’s coverage of immigration, religion and the EU was analysed through content analysis by Cardiff University. While the findings of this were largely positive and indicated that the breadth of opinion on all three subjects is comprehensive, the research also found that information and opinions provided in stories tended to focus on the specific case, with the larger story of how immigration may affect British society for better or worse covered much less often.
That’s classic BBC tactic…the ‘personal’ story of an immigrant…designed to make the viewer ‘connect’ and ignore that ‘big picture’.
The big picture is still being ignored….Miliband talked of the crisis in primary school places today…..the BBC made absolutely no mention of the real cause of that…immigration and the surge in births that resulted.
And another couple of lines from the press release that might make you laugh:
BBC Trustee David Liddiment said:
“Ensuring that a wide range of views are seen and heard on the BBC is at the heart of the BBC’s enviable reputation for impartial journalism.”
Presumably climate change coverage wasn’t so ‘impartial‘ then due to the lack of a wide range of voices?
Just searched the PDF for ‘climate’…result….’0’…how can you have a report into BBC impartiality when one of the most controversial, and important, subjects hasn’t been covered?
The BBC science review by Steve Jones can be completely discounted as he is a BBC stooge who is rabidly pro-man made climate change.
“We deliberately chose some complex and controversial subject areas for the review in immigration, religion, and the EU, and our generally positive findings are testament to programme-makers across the corporation.”
‘Positive findings’ on immigration, religion and the EU?
I’ve got to read that.