We Need to Talk About BBC Bias
The ousting of Gary Lineker for criticising Government policy has exposed the deep double standards shown by the BBC towards those on the left of British politics
Imagine there were a leading left-wing political commentator who, in their spare time, was also the Chairman of a prominent hard-left magazine. Imagine that publication published articles which defended racism against a particular minority, and that this commentator regularly shared links to that publication to their millions of followers on their personal Twitter account. Imagine that this commentator also regularly used that account to share his own hard-left views. Imagine that he was also pictured hosting parties in which he shared cosy drinks with members of one political party in particular.
Now imagine that this same commentator also had, as their primary occupation, the role of the BBC’s chief political interviewer and frontman for most of their political programming. Imagine also that at no point during his many years at the BBC did this conflict between his own political views and his role, ever cause a major controversy.
Can’t quite picture it? Well, try changing the political leanings of that imaginary commentator from the left to the right, and suddenly the individual I’m referring to will become much easier to picture.