Helen, from your previous article here, we know that you really sincerely believe you are impartial, but if you have got the narrative wrong, you will never be able to break out of the soft left metropolitan groupthink that pervades the BBC, you will never be able to see that Tories (yes, even Margaret Thatcher) actually want to do the best by this country, that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, that the West has been brought to its knees more by well intentioned Governments than evil bankers, and that greed is something we all suffer from - how else could it be that there is as much private as public debt?
The trouble with your bias is that it is so ingrained that you cannot even see it yourselves. When someone points out your fake picture, such as Michael Balen's exhaustive study of your coverage of reporting in Palesine, the reaction is to shoot the messenger. When any issue comes up involving one of the BBC's hated tribes (see Robin Aitken's book), the BBC gets people to comment who will buttress its tribal narrative.
Hence, on Europe, we see more of Michael Heseltine and cuddly Ken Clarke. To comment on Thatcher we get a heavyweight professional (Nigel Lawson) against a virulent Thatcher hater (Ken Loach). To comment on the Debt, we get far more Keynsians than Austrians, despite the earthquake that is shaking neo-Keynsian economics (and which has been extrapolated well beyond anything Keynes ever proposed). And, of course, the members of the hated tribes get constantly hectored and interrupted, while the luvvies (even the tarnished ones, like Galloway) get a free pass. How can anyone of the Left even comprehend the nostrums and deflections in the rhetoric of such a person?
Rod Liddle described how BBC executives thought the Eurosceptics were utterly mad. Yet when you consider Einstein's observation that "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.", you have to look again at all those super smart, well intentioned Eurocrats in the cold light of fiscal reality. Dumb people can make mistakes that usually only affect themselves, smart people can make mistakes that ruin us all. They have built their multi-culti soft socialist castle, and retreated behind it walls, shutting their ears to the market that will doom them. Not content with pulling up the drawbridge, they have burnt it.
As I posted here, your coverage of Egypt keeps missing the target. Your adulation of Obama blinds you to the looming catastrophe in US Federal finances. Both countries are in deep, deep trouble. Egypt's is far worse, because the US can feed itself, yet both are off your radar, because of your flawed narrative. I predict that both countries will go bankrupt in 2012. Where is Peston? Where is Flanders? Where is Mason?
So, Helen, I am sorry but I cannot trust you, much as I might buy a used car off you. The chorus of criticism of what you are about is getting stronger all the time. At least you seem to be aware of it. Have some examples: Christina Odone, Philip Booth, Philip Johnson and Peter Oborne.
The BBC is going to need a new narrative, as the progressive agenda it has been pushing for decades is about to go over the cliff, taking all of us, including the majority who never subscribed to it and who will find it very hard to forgive the intelligentsia for. You may go peacefully in your sleep like Grandad, while the rest of us in the car, like the Tea Party you like to traduce at every opportunity, are screaming "brake" in impotent terror.