More BBC Bias as Question Time Panel Tonight Almost All Right-Wingers

Mike over at Vox Political has put up a piece commenting on the selection of the members of tonight’s panel for Question Time (10th May 2018). You probably won’t be surprised to hear that it’s made up nearly exclusively of members of the right. It includes Alejandro Agag, a businessman; Esther McVey, Tory MP and murderer of the poor and disabled; Chuka Umunna, the Blairite Labour MP, and Chloe Westley from the Taxpayer’s Alliance. The only person, who is probably left-wing and therefore may have something sensible and interesting to say is the rapper Akala.

Mike goes on to remark that he understands the show’s producer is a member of the hard-right BBC Tory hierarchy, and so there’s absolutely no point hoping that the situation will improve in the future. Mike clearly finds it disgusting enough that McVile is on the show, let alone the rest of the right-wingers. He therefore recommends that instead of watching it, you may as well go out instead.

Intriguingly, he ends his post by saying that he’s going to be down the pub trying to do something constructive. This may possibly be planning the launch of a balanced debate show on social media.

If a truly balanced political/ topical issues panel show like Question Time on TV, and Any Questions on the radio does get going, then it’s bound to worry the BBC even more. The mainstream media is worried now that increasingly more people are taking their news from social media, indeed of sitting down and watching the corporate, right-wing biased material they pump out. You can imagine just what kind of explosion will happen at the Beeb if they suddenly find that more people are watching the internet’s answer to those two shows: there will be more huffing and puffing in the media about how the consensus is being destroyed and politics more fragmented, because people are watching the parts of the internet they agree with. This, I think, is a particular problem for the Beeb, as it’s the national broadcaster and so likes to consider itself the former of the nation’s opinions. Just like the various pompous Tory broadsheets, the Times and Torygraph. The result of this will be more scare stories about fake news on social media. And if the panel show is on RT or another foreign-owned station, they’ll try and work up a scare about it being a source of evil foreign propaganda.

The presence on the panel of a member of the Taxpayer’s Alliance is another example of the Beeb’s Tory bias, as I got the impression that it’s basically a kind of ventriloquist dummy for the Conservatives. It’s supposed to be independent, but a friend of mine told me he’d looked at their leaders, and found that they were all members of the Tory party. Those that weren’t in jail for dodging taxes, that is. Thus, it isn’t even remotely independent in reality, but this doesn’t stop the Beeb pulling them regularly on news programmes and claiming that they’re an independent group. This is presumably in the same way that Laura Kuenssberg and the rest of the Beeb’s news team are unbiased. As unbiased as Nick Robinson when he edited out former SNP leader Alex Salmond’s full answer to his question when reporting on his speech about the Scots referendum.

The Beeb is increasingly showing its right-wing bias, despite the snotty answers it gives those who dare to write in to question this. And as it does, more people are going to log on to the alternative news sites. Mike’s suggestion that a truly balanced topical issues show like Question Time might be on the way on social media sounds very interesting, and just the thing we need to replace the Beeb’s own biased programming.

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10 Responses to “More BBC Bias as Question Time Panel Tonight Almost All Right-Wingers”

  1. A6er Says:

    Reblogged this on Britain Isn't Eating.

  2. The battle to be the opinion-formers. Who will win? | Vox Political Says:

    […] of you will be aware the blogger Beastrabban is actually my brother, Dr David Sivier. He raises an interesting issue in discussing my critique of the BBC’s decision to invite mostly […]

  3. Rusty Says:

    The beeb was some years ago being threatened by the tory party openly in the media! Talking about taking away the tv licence and making them self funding, since then the beeb has former tory mp as chairman and head of news a former murdoch man! From a corrupt system this is to be expected.

    • beastrabban Says:

      You’re absolutely right, and this has been what’s happened. But even in the 1990s, when the Tories were crying ‘Bias!’ at every opportunity, the Beeb’s news coverage was right-wing. 🙂

    • gillyroots Says:

      Orchestrated, every last faux outrage.

  4. Ctesias62 Says:

    Very day bottle blonde wirral meff is on Q /time I get esa 50 so that maximus can pile in on me for their pound of flesh. I have no income and no esa as yet, am reliant on charity of my friends + family and am wrecked by caring for my demented mum till 2 wks before she died.
    Null wca points notwithstanding I reckon I could do judge/jury/executioner for likes of ids/freud/mcvey+ the bullingdon boys, blair straw et al. Nothing cruel, bullet behind ear into a ditch somewhere quiet. In case of ids’ skull 44magnum a necessity!

    • beastrabban Says:

      I think you might have to join a queue for executing them, Ctesias. Though shooting them sounds very humane. I’m sure others could think up far grimmer fates for them. I’d just settle for having them tried and imprisoned for crimes against humanity. And Blair put on trial as war criminal.

  5. Ctesias62 Says:

    Bit off topic with my rant beastie. Strong words hard times as mr sivier might put it.
    Actually deplore capital punishment, though Norway reinstated it for the time it took to off Vidkun Quisling.!!
    However if we were to get “medieval on their ass” see as follows –
    cameron/osborne = death of a thousand cuts
    hunt/mcvey/prof mansel aylward/freud = soweto necklace
    ids = breaking on the wheel (no coup de grace)
    blair/straw/hoon = parachute delivery somewhere in afghanistan or iraq.

  6. Ctesias62 Says:

    Bojo = scaphism (nasty – wiki it if u like)
    Liam Fox = the Edward II option.
    BBC Bias.
    More drivel BBC news re a royal wedding singalong.!!
    Am in process of setting some appropriate words to tune of beethovens “ode to joy”!

    • beastrabban Says:

      You’re inventive, Ctesias, I’ll say that! I thought most people, who’d liked to kill ’em, would simply have it done either by shooting or beating to death with a blunt instrument. But I take what you mean about this discussion not being really serious. But parachuting Blair, Straw and Hoon on their own into Iraq or Afghanistan would be poetic justice.

      As for the royal wedding, I wish the happy couple well. I’m just fed up of hearing about them every five minutes. I also noticed that one man now under investigation by the Labour party for being a ‘conspiracy theorist’ is supposed to have said that he believes that royal events are staged to distract people from what’s really going on. Or words to that effect. He’s not alone. Many people believe that. It was even in the ‘Nemesis the Warlock’ strip in 2000AD, when the evil grandmaster of Termight, Torquemada, married Candida.

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