…or so it seems from this story in the UK Daily Telegraph. Under new guidelines published on Tuesday, the BBC will henceforth be required to give “appropriate weight” to dissenting views on controversial subjects—like Anthropogenic Global Warming.
Our God-Emperor is quoted in the above story as being highly doubtful that the updated guidelines will make any difference to the clear editorial bias displayed by the Beeb in recent years. And how could it, when staff know the £1 billion black hole in its pension fund can only be remedied by an unprecedented upswing in the fortunes of the alternative energy industry in which it is so heavily invested? Talk about calling through your pocket.
As I see it, the only long-term solution is to privatize the BBC forthwith, allowing it to become an open and honest advocate for whatever it believes in, as opposed to the surreptitious parasite on the public purse that it currently is. Scrap the archaic television license fee in Britain, let it be financed by private subscription and/or advertising like any other broadcaster, and let us all see whether the public is prepared to support the kind of message it appears so eager to shout from the rooftops. Better, those who work for it will truly be putting their money where their mouths are, because any collapse in their pension fund due to the failure of the alternative energy bandwagon will be entirely their own problem to deal with.