In response to Kathy Gyngell: BBC’s balancing act falls over on Corbyn’s side,
The Beebyanka’s bias is blatant. When challenged, it will flourish a sheaf of complaints, claiming to have equal numbers from both sides, thereby ‘proving’ its fabled impartiality. The reality is that the Left, including those responsible for editorial content in Beeboid Central, don’t recognise two sides to any political argument. Lefties have often killed each other over hair-splitting nuances in their ideology, but they are agreed that the Right is always Wrong. Beeblings, almost to a gender-undefined, non-specific lifeform, merrily share that view.
I suspect that, in a perverse sort of way, Corbynistas genuinely feel aggrieved to hear alternative opinions. That never happened in the Gender Studies department at Soup Hales, after all, and it’s not a particularly common occurrence in the meeja bubble, either. The Beebyanka itself placed a notorious embargo on realistic views about climate, for instance, following a notorious seminar of like-minded activists.
Similarly, like Corbyn, the typical Beebelung sees only one side to Israel’s predicament – and it definitely is not Israel’s side. Anti-Israeli opinion has become entrenched at the Beebyanka, to the extent that any defence of Israel is heresy. In the wider world, especially among Labour activists, knee-jerk sentiment against anything Israeli has plainly metastasised into outright anti-Semitism.
Our treasured national broadcaster has played a large role in creating such bigotry.