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The biased mindset of the BBC

October 2019

Even by modern BBC standards, news that the broadcaster has produced a film for school children telling them there are over 100 different genders to choose from is shocking. The corporation is funded by British licence fee payers, and yet it appears to see itself as the mouthpiece for a tiny group of activists who are bent on indoctrinating young, impressionable children.

The bias of the BBC on this and other ethical issues is unmistakable. Back in 2006 TV presenter and journalist Andrew Marr said, ‘The BBC is not impartial or neutral. It’s a publicly-funded, urban organisation with an abnormally large number of young people, ethnic minorities and gay people. It has a liberal bias not so much a party political bias. It is better expressed as a cultural liberal bias’.

Robin Aitken, who worked at the BBC for 25 years, collected evidence of its bias which he sent to BBC’s Director-General, and later published in a book. In a scathing assessment he said: ‘The BBC along with its media and establishment allies, has become the vehicle for the propagation of a series of lies in pursuit of a political agenda’. In 2011 veteran presenter Peter Sissons said, ‘In my view, “bias” is too blunt a word to describe the subtleties of the pervading culture. The better word is a “mindset”’.

I gave up my TV licence years ago. I get periodically harassed on my doorstep by the TV Licensing Authority, who want to enter my house and search it. I firmly stand my ground. But it’s not just on the TV where the liberal mindset is promoted. It’s on BBC radio and on the BBC website. Almost every day there’s a least one pro-gay, pro-trans, or pro-feminist story on the front page of the BBC News site.

I’m not saying every Christian must stop funding the BBC. That’s a matter for each person to decide for themselves. And yes, there are some programmes which the BBC produces which are fine. But it amazes me how many Christians still absorb so much of it without thinking about the biased mindset behind it.