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Save The BBC!

The BBC is being attacked from all sides, and somebody needs to help it!
Labour is attacking the BBC: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article6837699.ece
Newspapers are attacking the BBC: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/media/article6814178.ece
Govt departments are attacking the BBC: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/media/article6836014.ece
At least the Tories are defending it: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/media/article6829661.ece

To those who complain that the BBC’s commercial arm makes lots of money and the license fee is too high, do you realise profits from the commercial arm help subsidise the license fee? Get rid of the commercial arm and the license fee will go up! Do you want that? I didn’t think so!

To those who want to top-slice the license fee, why would you want to do that, I ask?! The BBC are the only ones who make decent programmes, especially news programmes. ITV is the worst for news, 99% of their headlines involve celebrities, they’re the TV equivalent of The Sun and don’t deserve license fee money, since they’d only waste it on making more rubbish than they do now. BBC News is the best news organisation in the world and completely unbiased. If the license fee is ‘top-sliced’ this would be ruined. Don’t ruin the BBC, and especially don’t scrap the license fee: the BBC is the only decent TV company left!

You’ve probably heard that the BBC is rubbish from whereever else you get your news, but they would say that, wouldn’t they, since they’re competing against the BBC! They know they can’t compete with them becuase the BBC are so fantastic, and the license fee is the reason why they’re so good: if they were a commercial company, they would have to make awful, ‘popular’ programmes like the other channels do and so most people who like the BBC would switch off their TVs altogether. I know I would, if the BBC was privatised.

At least the Conservatives are talking sense when it comes to the BBC, compared to Labour’s stance. The BBC works fantastically as it is, and to change how it operates would be to destroy it. Those who don’t see how valuable it is shouldn’t be allowed to watch any TV at all.

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  1. michaelsicurello
    17/09/2009 at 3:13 pm

    I am an American who listens to the BBC via my laptop… when I want a sober and honest view of world events its the only place I can get it… If I could push a button and Clear Channel, CNN and Fox News wold all disappear into a black hole never to be heard or seen again, replaced by the BBC 24 hours a day, I’d push that button faster than you could say “Glenn Beck”.

    Cheers to you Brits… except for that royalty thing….

    • anonymousteenager
      18/09/2009 at 7:46 am

      That’s nice to hear, since the quality of news in the U.S (i.e Fox News e.t.c) has always concerned me. It’s nice to see that some Americans can see how bad it is. I salute you sir! 😀

      (I personally very much like the monarchy, but I’ll leave that out of this.)

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