David Keighley

David Keighley

Former BBC news producer, BBC PR executive and head of corporate relations for TV-am. Director of News-watch.

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David Keighley’s BBC Watch: EU’s Brexit ‘wall of silence’ goes unchallenged

Untold thousands are complaining to the BBC about its pro-EU bias in the reporting of Brexit. Licence fee-payers don’t know how many complaints there actually are because the Corporation, in its infinite wisdom, won’t tell us. That’s because it views the deluge of complaints it receives every day as confidential information, and discloses only a […]

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David Keighley’s BBC Watch: Soros attack dogs join the fray over BBC’s Brexit bias

News-watch released at the weekend a pair of meticulously-researched reports that exposed yet again the BBC’s continued serious bias in the reporting of Brexit. One survey showed that during the General Election, there was a heavy imbalance towards anti-Brexit opinion; the other, that over 18 years, the Corporation has covered Left-wing views in favour of […]

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David Keighley’s BBC Watch: If you’re not a hate crime victim, you must be a thug

Eyes and ears open, everyone, and anti-prejudice antennas out! It’s national hate crime awareness week. This is a full-scale effort, involving the Crown Prosecution Service, police forces, the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice, and sundry anti-race hate groups, many of which are taxpayer-funded, to tell us that we are all miserable sinners. ‘Hate’ […]

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David Keighley BBC Watch: BBC’s news boss Harding jumps ship – more Fake News?

So. Farewell then, BBC Director of News, James Harding. He is quitting his £340,000-a-year post to set up an ’exciting new venture’ with a ‘distinct approach to news’. Sources say he’s been frustrated by the constraints of his current role. Corporation Director General Tony Hall declared that he had done an ‘incredible job’ since his […]

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David Keighley’s BBC Watch: There’s no bias against Brexit. Why? Because Nick Robinson says so

The BBC seems to have appointed Radio 4 Today presenter Nick Robinson as its defender-in-chief. Back in April, he told those who thought the Corporation was biased against Brexit that they were wrong. The referendum was over, so there was no longer a need to strike a balance between the two sides. He has been in […]

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David Keighley’s BBC Watch: Accentuate the negative: Dimbleby’s Brexit obsession

This weekend’s edition of Radio 4’s Any Questions? contained a telling – and in the BBC bias stakes, wearyingly predictable – spat between the host, Jonathan Dimbleby, and panellist Charles Moore, ex-editor of the Daily Telegraph. Mr Moore, in discussion about the impact of leaving the EU, made the perfectly reasonable observation that the BBC […]

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