Humphrys: "BBC trying to indoctrinate nation into liberals"

Posted by: Pickles

Humphrys: "BBC trying to indoctrinate nation into liberals" - 23/09/19 07:56 AM



by JACK MONTGOMERY 22 Sep 2019

John Humphrys, the veteran British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalist who helmed its flagship Today programme for 33 years, exposed the publicly-funded broadcaster “institutional liberal bias” within days of his retirement.

Mr Humphrys expressed his relief at being free from “the BBC Thought Police” which he claims has “tried to mould the nation into its own liberal-Left image”, despite the broadcaster’s notional legals requirement to remain balanced and impartial, in memoirs which are being serialised by the Daily Mail.

The 76-year-old Welshman revealed the BBC’s “[great] fear of the politically correct brigade and the most fashionable pressure groups — usually from the liberal Left, the spiritual home of most bosses and staff”, and how the “disaster” of the British people’s vote to Leave the European Union in 2016 — against the advice of the left-neoliberal establishment — sent them reeling:
“The morning of the EU Referendum was different. Leave had won — and this was not what the BBC had expected. Nor what it wanted.

No nods and smiles when the big bosses appeared. No attempt to pretend that this was anything other than a disaster.

Their expressions were as grim as the look on the face of a football supporter when his team’s star player misses the penalty that would have won them the cup.”

Humphrys, though he voted to Remain in the European Union himself, said the result “exposed a fundamental flaw in the culture of the BBC”, and that “Its bosses, almost to a man and woman, could simply not grasp how anyone could have put a cross in the Leave box on the referendum ballot paper.”

He suggested that the public broadcasters was similarly out of touch on issues such as mass migration, and how the efforts of Robin Aitken, a senior BBC journalist, to put together a dossier highlighting the way the corporation had fallen into a “Left-wing agenda [which] was ‘wholeheartedly and unashamedly pro-EU’” were met first with silence and then with an instruction to “f**k off”.

“There is, I believe, a groupthink mentality, an implicit BBC attitude to what makes news,” Humphrys opined, suggesting its “institutional liberal bias” was not so much a product of conspiracy as of its tendency to recruit middle-class liberal arts graduates–” a disproportionately large proportion of whom had been to private schools” — trained by left-wing academics.

“This may explain why the BBC sometimes fails so badly to spot a change in the nation’s mood — in hugely important areas,” he added.

“Immigration was one of them.”

Humphrys is not the first BBC veteran to highlight the corporation’s bias — although for his part Humphrys believes it is still a “force for good” overall — with Peter Sissons, who presented the BBC Nine O’Clock News and the BBC Ten O’Clock News for a decade, having alleged that a left-wing “mindset” was “At the core of the BBC, in its very DNA” in 2011.

“By far the most popular and widely read newspapers at the BBC are The Guardian and The Independent,” he revealed, referring to two major left-wing, europhile outlets.

“Producers refer to them routinely for the line to take on ­running stories, and for inspiration on which items to cover,” he said.

“In the later stages of my career, I lost count of the number of times I asked a producer for a brief on a story, only to be handed a copy of The Guardian and told ‘it’s all in there’.”
Posted by: Pickles

Re: Humphrys: "BBC trying to indoctrinate nation into liberals" - 23/09/19 07:57 AM

Shock horror!
Posted by: Stanley Park

Re: Humphrys: "BBC trying to indoctrinate nation into liberals" - 23/09/19 10:34 AM

The BBC has only one view

Liberal left

They don't even try to hide it anymore the sooner the BBC is subscription only the better then anyone of that political persuasion can watch it until their hearts content and the rest of us free to watch what we want without fear of prosecution or being sent to jail
Posted by: EnergisedReds

Re: Humphrys: "BBC trying to indoctrinate nation into liberals" - 25/09/19 02:30 PM

Originally Posted By Stanley Park
The BBC has only one view

Liberal left

They don't even try to hide it anymore the sooner the BBC is subscription only the better then anyone of that political persuasion can watch it until their hearts content and the rest of us free to watch what we want without fear of prosecution or being sent to jail



Says who, I would say they are quite neutral from what I have seen. I would say the same regarding Sky News
Posted by: Stanley Park

Re: Humphrys: "BBC trying to indoctrinate nation into liberals" - 25/09/19 04:48 PM

Originally Posted By EnergisedReds
Originally Posted By Stanley Park
The BBC has only one view

Liberal left

They don't even try to hide it anymore the sooner the BBC is subscription only the better then anyone of that political persuasion can watch it until their hearts content and the rest of us free to watch what we want without fear of prosecution or being sent to jail



Says who, I would say they are quite neutral from what I have seen. I would say the same regarding Sky News


Vish in Mauritius do you have to pay £150 to watch a TV channel or go to jail ? That's the case in Britain and it's mostly the poor who are jailed.
Posted by: EnergisedReds

Re: Humphrys: "BBC trying to indoctrinate nation into liberals" - 25/09/19 05:03 PM

Originally Posted By Stanley Park
Originally Posted By EnergisedReds
Originally Posted By Stanley Park
The BBC has only one view

Liberal left

They don't even try to hide it anymore the sooner the BBC is subscription only the better then anyone of that political persuasion can watch it until their hearts content and the rest of us free to watch what we want without fear of prosecution or being sent to jail



Says who, I would say they are quite neutral from what I have seen. I would say the same regarding Sky News


Vish in Mauritius do you have to pay £150 to watch a TV channel or go to jail ? That's the case in Britain and it's mostly the poor who are jailed.


Not £150 but Rs 150 to the state tv which by the way I rarely watch despite paying because of the big government bias, whichever the government. You should be proud of your state tv who have no problems to say what they want even if it is against the government. I would add that I noticed a lot of people watching BBC regularly in UK, things like Coronation street and other soaps. Even MOTD is great.
Posted by: Markhutch1

Re: Humphrys: "BBC trying to indoctrinate nation into liberals" - 25/09/19 05:12 PM

Humphreys allegations are more propoganda for the sheep.

The leave campaign got a lot of coverage,almost like it was planned that they would win.

Then,spend the next three plus years not actually leaving.
Posted by: EMP

Re: Humphrys: "BBC trying to indoctrinate nation into liberals" - 26/09/19 11:16 AM

the bbc is world renowned for its neutrality , have a look at news tv in america for mental partisanship... its not ever going to be perfect but if u think its for the left remember the treatment they gave diane abbot on question time.
Posted by: Markhutch1

Re: Humphrys: "BBC trying to indoctrinate nation into liberals" - 26/09/19 01:52 PM

Saddam Husseins weapons of mass destruction?

The BBC stated it as a fact day after day.

Turned out it was complete tosh.

You must be a shill on your laptop somewhere in London.
Posted by: EMP

Re: Humphrys: "BBC trying to indoctrinate nation into liberals" - 26/09/19 01:58 PM

Originally Posted By Markhutch1
Saddam Husseins weapons of mass destruction?

The BBC stated it as a fact day after day.

Turned out it was complete tosh.

You must be a shill on your laptop somewhere in London.


Proves my point.. everyone knew that was bull but the mainstream went with it, the bbc are mainstream ..if it was some liberal agenda it would have denied that bullcrap WMD govt line.
Posted by: wilkij1975

Re: Humphrys: "BBC trying to indoctrinate nation into liberals" - 26/09/19 04:31 PM

Originally Posted By EMP
the bbc is world renowned for its neutrality , have a look at news tv in america for mental partisanship... its not ever going to be perfect but if u think its for the left remember the treatment they gave diane abbot on question time.


The BBC are without doubt biased towards remaining.

And as for the treatment of Dianne Abbott, I watched that episode and there was nothing worse done to her than to anyone else on that show. The fact is that’s she’s a proper, massive idiot and couldn’t give s coherent answer to anything asked of her and was called out for it. Nothing more. Maybe she’d have done better had she stopped thinking about her next jump on old man Steptoe?
Posted by: Markhutch1

Re: Humphrys: "BBC trying to indoctrinate nation into liberals" - 26/09/19 05:23 PM

No -everybody believed it.

Why wouldnt they?

It was being presented as fact.

You never have a sane point to prove.
Posted by: lumba

Re: Humphrys: "BBC trying to indoctrinate nation into liberals" - 26/09/19 06:03 PM

Sheep?