fbpx

BBC faces calls to stop newspaper reviews during the general election

The BBC is facing calls to stop newspaper reviews during the general election period, to prevent right-wing bias.

The broadcaster is being criticised for its paper reviews, which feature on multiple radio and TV programmes, for giving a “neutral” platform to predominantly conservative newspaper outlets.

Tom London, who highlighted the issue on Twitter, said:

Indeed, national newspapers are heavily skewed towards Brexit and the Conservative Party. Right-wing papers (The Mail, Express, Times, Telegraph, Financial Times, Sun) heavily outweigh those on the left (Guardian and Mirror), and it’s a concern that newspaper reviews amplify this in-built media bias.

London’s idea clearly has support, and has been shared over 4,000 times.

Let’s hope the broadcaster listens (for once).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your privacy

Scram News is part of Scram Media Limited (Scram Media). We and our partners use technology such as cookies on our websites to provide social media features, personalise content and advertising, and analyse our traffic. Click Accept All to consent to the use of this technology across our sites and the wider web. Alternatively, click Manage Settings to personalise your consent choices.

Manage settings |
Manage Settings