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The Wisdom of James Harding BBC Director of News
« on: June 02, 2015, 07:22:07 PM »
James Harding's appearance at the Voice of the Listener and Viewer Conference is covered in The Grauniad, The Indy and The Torygraph holding forth with effectively such gems as The BBC is not left-wing biased - because the Tories won the election...

At the same time he says The BBC's coverage of the general election became 'infected' by widespread speculation over the prospect of a Labour government propped up by the SNP.. and goes on 'with the benefit of hindsight, we would all have been better off with less discussion of deals and allowed the dissection of policy to speak for itself'. 

Seriously, if James believes he requires hindsight to recognise this then the BBC is in deeper trouble than anyone thought.

He also questions whether the media 'did enough to hold in check' the increasingly sophisticated political machines of each party. He said: 'embargoed stories, dropped just before the.. 10 o'clock news went on air.  Sometimes, the result wasn't news, but messaging.' 

James here showing his finger well and truly on the pulse.. did he see any edition of Newsnight during their election coverage, there were times when Evan Davis looked like he was about to gnaw his own leg off rather than have to sit through yet another pre-prepared soundbite.  You were being played James FFS and it only occurs to you after the fact?

And on threats from Politicians he says...'There were people from all parties who made the connection between their dissatisfaction with the election coverage and the fact that the next government will set the licence fee and the terms of the Royal Charter,'.

Then name and shame them James, you're a journalist FFS, that's a scoop right there you muppet, they'll soon stop doing so.

Meanwhile Sherlock Harding is overseeing 415 job losses from BBC News... what on earth are we going to be left with?
« Last Edit: June 02, 2015, 09:22:28 PM by darcysarto »

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