Saturday, June 20, 2009

Institutional Bias at the BBC: An Insider Speaks

Some readers may remember my earlier article on bias at the BBC. Thanks to CD for pointing out this interesting discussion which took place at the excellent New Culture Forum.

BBC journalist Robin Aitkin discusses the institutional Leftist bias within the organisation. He describes the typical BBC employee as an Arts graduate who follows a 'progressive' (i.e. Left-wing) political agenda, and who would typically buy into a whole raft of Left-wing issues. When asked to list what these are, Aitkin interestingly fails to mention feminism, an institutional bias of his own, as feminism is the dominant Left-wing issue, and one which the BBC unquestioningly buys into.