Thursday, September 03, 2009

Bloggers On The Beeb

Why is it that when the BBC selects pundits for 'Question Time', it seems to do so almost exclusively from publications either controlled by one of three families, the Murdochs, the Barclays and the Rothermeres, or from 'The Guardian'?
If newspaper circulation is falling, why do we only hear the opinions of people who write for newspapers? Isn't this a bit like the captain of the Titanic suggesting going snowboarding on the 'berg?
Why do Peter Hitchens and Melanie Phillips have to travel to parts of the country they might not have the slightest clue about, places of whose local issues they might have no grasp and not the least interest, when there will be an articulate and well-informed local blogger who could present a case for common sense just as well as a member of the commentariat?
Makes no sense.
If you think that a more democratic BBC would be one in which a local blogger, or even the editor of a local newspaper, would be considered a better candidate for inclusion on the 'Question Time' or 'Any Questions' panels than a national mediacrat, please link to this post.

1 Comments:

Blogger James Higham said...

They would argue that that's their right, by paying out big and owning the media. Others think that stinks.

03 September, 2009 13:53  

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