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The Spartacus Blog on the Tories’ Control of the BBC

March 13, 2016

There’s a piece over at the Spartacus Blog entitled ‘History of How the Tory Party Controls the BBC’. This describes how the links of the Tory party with the BBC, and how it has tried to curb left-wing influence, since Waldron Smithers, the Tory MP for Orpington, in 1947 tried to set up an anti-Communist witch hunt similar to McCarthy’s in the US. He was also concerned about whether Commies were also taking over the Beeb.

It then moves on to discuss the number of BBC news presenters and reporters, who have gone to work for or support the Tories, like Nick Robinson, Thea Rogers, Andrew Neil, Craig Oliver, Guto Harri, Will Walden, Jeremy Paxman, and Evan Davis.

http://spartacus-educational.com/spartacus-blogURL71.htm

This is of real importance, because of all the channels, the Beeb has been shown to be most biased towards the Tories in its news coverage by academics. And it has been particularly critical of Jeremy Corbyn. This gives some indication of how far the Tory influence goes. In addition, the Tories are also threatening to privatise the BBC, which probably also isn’t helping matters.