BBC Complaints: The link you need!

Monday, 18 January 2010


Here's an update on something I blogged last Monday. This is what I wrote in its entirity (how's that for re-cycling!):

Most editions of Radio 4's Westminster Hour feature a political journalist, who
usually casts an eye over some key event or other in a one-to-one chat with
presenter Carolyn Quinn. On 30th November it dawned on me that the featured
journalists seemed to be coming disproportionately from the UK's left-liberal
newspapers. So I began to note down who was getting the invitations.
This is the story so far:
10/1/10 Nick Watt of the Guardian
3/1/10 Michael Savage of the Independent
27/12/09 no programme
20/12/09 no journalist
13/12/09 Andrew Miller of the Economist
6/12/09 George Parker of the Financial Times
29/11/09 Toby Helm of the Observer
22/11/09 no journalist
15/11/09 Nick Watt of the Guardian
Case proven?
Well, the trend continues. This week (17/1/10) it was Andrew Grice of the Independent. He was, unsurprisingly, much more critical of the Conservatives than of Labour.
Any chance of someone from the Times or the Telegraph getting a look in any time soon?

1 comment:

  1. And why just journalists ? What do they know about anything ?


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