i do not watch any form of television, and i won’t pay a license fee on my broadband hub to support the fucking BBC, not ever!

The BBC’s choice for new director general is a giant ‘up yours’ to the British public
Ed Sykes, The Canary, Jun 5 2020

People were quick to point out some important information about the new director general of the BBC, Tim Davie. Most notably, the fact that he was once an election candidate, for the Conservative Party. For anyone hoping the BBC pick would accentuate the broadcaster’s supposedly impartial credentials, it serves as a giant ‘up yours.’ The Guardian has also reported that Davie was once “deputy chairman of the Hammersmith and Fulham Conservative party.” The National, meanwhile, confirmed that he “stood as a councillor for The Conservative Party in Hammersmith in 1993 and 1994.” Tom Mills, author of The BBC: Myth of a Public Service, also pointed out that ‘journalism’ doesn’t exactly seem to be Davie’s area of expertise:

Before his new role, Davie ran BBC Studios, the arm of the corporation that focuses on selling BBC content abroad. As the Independent reported:

The evidence has long been adding up that the BBC has a thoroughly ‘pro-establishment’ mindset. Most recently, the supposedly ‘public’ broadcaster played a prominent role in the brutal propaganda offensive from the establishment media that helped to sink Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party and boost Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the 2019 election. This meant painting Corbyn’s moderate, sensible policies as somehow extreme or off the wall. The BBC‘s pro-establishment bias is sometimes subtle. But with Corbyn, it went into overdrive. Although the revolving door between the BBC and the Conservative Party has long been clear, the BBC doesn’t appear to be trying to even hide it anymore. This is a very worrying development for anyone who relies on the BBC to provide them with impartial information.

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