1/31/2008

Same old anti Lib Dem bias from the BBC on Question Time

Tonight;s Question Time panel features a Tory MP (Ken Clarke), A former Tory employee and Tory Spin Doctor for William Hague (Amanda Platell), an MP first elected as a Tory before defecting to Labour (Shaun Woodward), an actor and a playwright.

Notice who might be missing ?

A programme about politics therefore includes just two politicians out of five panellists (40%), three people from the political world out of five (60%), and 0% Lib Dems.

Whatever next, should we have newsnight review, a programme on the arts with the panel made up of 60% politicians or perhaps Melvyn Bragg could be asked to step aside from the South bank Show in order for someone who has nothing to do with the arts to present it. Do we tune in to Match of the Day or Sky to see a majority of the panel of experts analysing the game be made up of people with no first hand knowledge of football.

It's a perverse and odd mindset the BBC has that they think the way to make politics interesting is to make sure that they don't have any politics on a programme. And if they do, try not to make it a balanced and fair group of politicians representing a wide cross section of public opinion.

5 comments:

Lee Griffin said...

Were any Lib Dem MPs available to even go on the show though? That's the question.

Harry Hook said...

"Do we tune in to Match of the Day or Sky to see a majority of the panel of experts analysing the game be made up of people with no first hand knowledge of football."

...No ...we usually sign them up for the England Team.

Norfolk Blogger said...

Lee, the Lib Dems, like any other party, see it as an absolute priority to take up places in shows like QT whenever they are offered. Quite somply QT don't offer the Lib Dems places enough.

Anonymous said...

This morning's Today programme when speaking to Dimbleby on the people in this evening's programme did not mention the people you mention???????????

Norfolk Blogger said...

Question Time's own website agrees with me.

See the link

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/question_time/7217497.stm

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