BBC, public service?
Now, I may be getting the wrong vibes, but back when I bothered with TV the BBC showed the very narrow selection of shows that the current director liked. There was, for instance a point when anything relating to technology was removed, and the closest thing to science was along the lines of...
"Well, this is one theory of what could have happened. Now, provided it did happen this way then something else occurred, and from this so-in-so happened. Which inevitably leads to this happening. So, as you can see we are in a lot of (insert exaggeration) as this is going to happen."
Truly fantastic science at work there. Theory turning magically into fact. Shame it never worked for the Beeb. Theory is, it is a public service broadcaster set up to help educate the great unwashed and be completely unbiased.
Eastenders? WTF? And, people watch it!!?
BBC News, unbiased? WTF? Unbiased my arse, I've read all sorts of points of view being forced down the readers throat on the site (sometimes both sides from different authors). Not just a 'facts-easy-to-digest' article, nope, not enough wow. And, I'm sure they have a blog too. Public service?
s.pam is almost right, they are _almost_ a commercial entity. Difference is, they are funded by the license payer, so have no financial pressure.
They should be forced to show 30mins+ of user submitted stuff a day. It would be an interesting trial into the handing out the cash openly. It would give some good results too.
Still, who am I to say. It's not my money.... :)