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    Posted by Phil-ap (U13637313) on Saturday, 6th October 2012

    I have just attended a recording of next week's The Moral Maze at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature. I know it's radio but hear me out. The debate was "Does public service broadcasting have a future and if so how should it be funded?". There were witnesses for and against but very sadly no-one from the upper echelons of the BBC. Very disappointing.

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    Posted by Phil-ap (U13637313) on Monday, 8th October 2012

    At the same event Michael Portillo accused the BBC of institutional bias.
    “It’s not a matter of political spectrum,” declared the former politician, who presents BBC1’s political review show This Week. “The question of Syria, for example: it’s just that the BBC decided that the Assad regime must go.”

    Portillo also claimed bias was evident in the BBC’s position on Libya, Europe, IRA terrorists in the 1980s and climate change. “The question about the BBC’s absolute commitment to the idea that the planet is warming and it’s caused by mankind is not a matter of political perspective; it is a position that the BBC has taken.”

    “You could not possibly argue that during the 1990s and the first ten years of this century that the BBC was Euro-sceptic,” he continued. “Everyone knows that it was in favour of ever closer European integration.” 

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    Posted by Andy (U14048329) on Friday, 12th October 2012

    At the same event Michael Portillo accused the BBC of institutional bias.
    “It’s not a matter of political spectrum,” declared the former politician, who presents BBC1’s political review show This Week. “The question of Syria, for example: it’s just that the BBC decided that the Assad regime must go.”

    Portillo also claimed bias was evident in the BBC’s position on Libya, Europe, IRA terrorists in the 1980s and climate change. “The question about the BBC’s absolute commitment to the idea that the planet is warming and it’s caused by mankind is not a matter of political perspective; it is a position that the BBC has taken.”

    “You could not possibly argue that during the 1990s and the first ten years of this century that the BBC was Euro-sceptic,” he continued. “Everyone knows that it was in favour of ever closer European integration.” 

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    Can you be "biased" for simply reflecting what all reputable scientific evidence tells us?

    Anyway it's balanced off by Conspiracy Roadtrip.

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