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Reader’s comment: Dictating, not listening


In response to Kathy Gyngell: Set in stone – the BBC’s climate change bias, Colonel Mustard wrote:

Leaving aside the question of balance, the wording of Unsworth’s guidance seems rather childish, puerile, infantile, as though written by someone who is not that bright or articulate.

How did those ‘younger audiences’ inform the BBC that they wanted more ‘journalism’ on the issue? By collectively shouting at the screen until Unsworth heard them? Maybe a proliferation of green-red teachers advised the BBC through that wired-in left-wing ‘Borg’ network thing that allows lefties to spout the same script in absolute harmony? Or is it more likely that Unsworth and others in the BBC have simply decided that younger audiences need more indoctrination?

It’s like that thing politicians do with ‘my constituents tell me’ or ‘the public want’ in order to convey a kind of majority support for a phantom concept. They seldom do it with immigration or leaving the EU, though; it is more often when they want to impose something.

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