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Pesto’s got it: the BBC is too right-wing, obviously

9 June 2014

9:35 AM

9 June 2014

9:35 AM

At last, someone has put their finger on the problem, got right down to the real nub of the issue. In an interview, the BBC’s Economics Editor Robert Peston, in a flash of brilliance, defined exactly what is wrong with the corporation – it’s way too right wing. Yes, yes, I know, you’ve been saying the same thing for years and thought nobody was listening. Well, maybe Robert was. Here he is…

“If we [the BBC] think the Mail and Telegraph will lead with this [a story], we should. It’s part of the culture.”

Next week, David Cameron reveals: “The problem with the Conservative Party is that we have way too few public school-educated people in positions of authority. It’s got to change.”

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