The BBC: the mouth piece of the Establishment
The BBC is one of the most important institutions in Britain. And it is also one of the most misunderstood. Since its founding, the BBC has been the servant of the establishment. Despite its assertions about impartiality and fairness, and the constant accusations of favouring the liberal point of view, it has always sided with the elites. This was true in 1926 when it stood against the workers during the General Strike, and it has continued to mute the voices of those who spoke against the status quo: miners in 1984, anti-war protesters in 2003, those who offer alternatives to austerity economics since 2008. The organisation has continuously failed to uphold principles of integrity and accuracy and in recent years been mired in scandals that has caused serious damage to its reputation.
In the year when charter renewals forces all parties to question what the BBC is for, media expert Tom Mills exposes an unfulfilled...