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BBC Telly Tax petition given new Parliament debate date

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Re: @ Alt C

"On the contrary not once did I say those who disagree with me were unintelligent"

I had thought this being an IT site it would be populated by reasonably intelligent people instead

My mistake? Maybe I misinterpreted that?

"I relish discussions with those who disagree with me, especially these back and forths we sometimes have"

I am glad to hear. Same here.

"Please don't go down the road of 'oh let's use this example to show bias"

Clear examples which very much held the BBC's bias. Such bias being unquestioning belief in certain renewables and the more questionable climate claims when it was the fashion and a severe incapability to think concerning firearms. Anything can be disproved if we exclude evidence.

"if you wish to see a right wing example of articles being changed on a daily basis or pulled completely without noting any change look at the Daily Mail website for a week."

I really dont want to see a right wing example, nor left. This is concerning what some people still somehow believe to be an impartial news source that should be allowed to charge people who dont use nor even care about their service. I dont read the Daily Mail nor do I care about their views. I dont hold anything against people who read it just as I have no problem with people who read the Guardian. I also accept that to get the full picture we often have to look at multiple sources with their own bias (that we must acknowledge) to get the full picture.

However pointing out the bias of others does not negate the bias of the one we are discussing. I used to like reading the Stephanie Flanders articles and Robert Peston and a few others. And on topics with no major swinging allegiance the BBC can be good at reporting. But when the BBC has a strong cultural bias on the subject it starts spouting like a propaganda site.

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