Saturday, March 20, 2010

Auntie Beeb shows her political impartiality

The following stories are currently running on BBC News 24's ticker tape:

• British Airways cabin crew have begun and three day strike - British Airways says 1,157 out of about 1,700 staff have ignored the strike and the company will reinstate 18 more shorthaul flights from tomorrow

• Seventy six people have been arrested and several injured during violent clashes between right-wing and anti-fascist extremists and the police in violent clashes during a demonstration in Bolton

Completely impartial, balanced and bias-free treatment of these stories, I'm sure you'll agree. Well done, Auntie!


Blogger Crux Fidelis said...

A Tale of Two BAs

The media tend to report on stories which affect them personally. Thus a story on 1,000 redundancies at the BBC is given a higher profile than 3,000 job losses at Ford. Currently the Beeb has hardly mentioned the ongoing industrial action within the Civil Service which surely affects far more people than the British Airways dispute which is top story on every bulletin. Is that because the great and good are more likely to use British Airways than the Benefits Agency?

3/23/2010 4:32 AM  

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