For about 20 years, I and a few others have been pointing out that the BBC is biased to the Left, morally, culturally and politically.
I have made this case patiently, with evidence, not crudely. And I have been met with unending scornful denial.
This vital truth, that the most important cultural and media organisation in Britain, which shapes the views of millions on every subject, is tilted against the conservative cause in every field of human endeavour, has been for years the most obvious fact in the country – but also the one most utterly denied.
Well, now we have double-proof that the BBC is biased and knows it is. And also of how that bias has helped to shape British politics.
First, from the Director-General himself, Mark Thompson, we have the admission that, when he joined the Corporation 30 years ago, there was a ‘massive bias to the Left’.
I love that ‘was’, as if all those Eighties Leftists have stopped being what they were, and stopped hiring people like themselves.