OF MSM: BBC and a queen

A Journal of People report

The BBC has disabled comments under a tweet celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s “longstanding relationship” with Africa after the post drew public outrage, with people calling the tribute a “rebranding of colonialism.”
The post in question was published on Twitter by the BBC’s African arm on Thursday in the wake of the long-serving monarch’s death, and featured a four-and-a-half-minute video celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s relations with Africa and its leaders throughout her 70-year reign.
However, a number of people took issue with the post, stating that the BBC was trying to “rebrand colonialism” by sugarcoating Britain’s rule over Africa, which continued into the late 20th century. In 1980, Zimbabwe became the last African nation to gain independence from the UK.

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Questionable Time – Elite Bias on the BBC’s Flagship Debate Show

Preference for millionaires and top-10% earners revealed in new analysis by STEVEN McCRACKEN and SEAN RANKIN

Morning Star | February 12, 2021

BBC director-general Tim Davie raised eyebrows in October 2020 when he told a virtual Ofcom conference that reflecting “socio-economic diversity, different types of people, different voices” was a “big issue” for the BBC.

Specifically, Davie conceded that Oxbridge graduates are disproportionately represented within the organisation.

His point was neatly illustrated that lunchtime on BBC2’s Politics Live.Read More »


BBC Urged to Reveal Costs of Countering Equal Pay and Race Discrimination Claims

Lamiat Sabin

Morning Star | December 18, 2020

BBC Broadcasting House in London

MPs have expressed dissatisfaction after the BBC claimed that it could not provide a breakdown of the legal costs it incurred in opposing equal-pay and race-discrimination claims in employment tribunals.

The digital, culture, media and sport committee had asked BBC director-general Tim Davie to provide further information about the broadcaster’s spending on lawyers to fight such cases.Read More »

The BBC and Venezuela: Bias and Lies

by Darrall Cozen

Venezuelanalysis.com | February 08, 2019

Hugo Chavez leading a rally (Archive)
Hugo Chavez leading a rally (Archive)

Coup d’états are not accidental; they don’t just fall from the sky. They are the product of specific material conditions. To be successful they need preparation, planning, propaganda, time and money. Propaganda is important for the public, both domestic and international, to be “convinced” that a coup – the forcible removal of an elected government – is the logical and necessary outcome of specific circumstances.Read More »

Researcher proves BBC is censoring the Morning Star

by Phil Miller

Morning Star | February 08, 2019

The treatment of Diane Abbott on BBC Question Time has brought into sharp relief the issue of bias at our supposedly impartial public service broadcaster.

While many of us grumble about this, one Morning Star reader in Solihull has taken a commendable approach to the situation.Read More »

BBC admits Abbott was treated unfairly on Question Time

by Phil Miller

Morning Star | January 20, 2019

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott

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The great, grand BBC: It’s “neutral”!!!


Countercurrents.org | June 16, 2018

The great, grand BBC was covering the Kim-Trump Singapore summit live. And, as usual it failed to forget its attitude to North Korea: A great show of news-neutrality!

The coverage (June 12, 2018) began at 4:32 as it said:

“A historic day begins.

“Welcome to the BBC’s live coverage of a historic day. The meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un is upon us. It’s 06.30 local time in Singapore – they will meet in a few hours’ time. We’re going to be with you all the way.”Read More »

Journalists and academics expose UK’s criminal actions in the Middle East. BBC also exposed.

by Addison dePitt

The Greanville Post | May 31, 2018

“Government propaganda and the war on terror from 9/11 to Syria”

The current situation is simply a wholesale case of outrageous media malfeasance, created by the media owners in cahoots with the political class and the government, all working together to advance their main systemic goals while legitimating their rule. 

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It’s high time we freed our BBC from the Establishment’s grip


Morning Star | 03 October, 2016

YET again we have the state setting out the conditions under which it will permit the BBC to operate for another term.

And, seemingly, not a whimper of opposition from any relevant group — or individual — that has questioned its right to do so.

Indeed, no major voice calling for the full disconnection of government from the corporation, that is to say except for granting it a licence to broadcast under the same terms and standards that are applied to the rest of its industry.

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