BBC Complaints: The link you need!

Thursday, 1 April 2010


My favourite measure of bias across the Beeb is the super-average interruption coefficient - which is calculated very simply by adding up all the individual I.C.s for each party & then dividing them by the number of interviewed granted to each party that month. As with all statistics, the larger the sample, the better the result - and the more significant any differences (hence the increase of the I.C. to 2 decimal places).

Here is how things worked out in March (as ever the number of interviews on which the averages are based appear in brackets):

UKIP (6) - 1.52
Conservatives (94) - 1.00
Labour (124) - 0.72
BNP (1) - 0.70
Lib Dems (72) - 0.64
SNP (10) - 0.53
PUP (1) - 0.40
Plaid Cymru (1) - 0.40
Independents (2) - 0.40
UUP (2) - 0.35
Green (2) - 0
DUP (1) - 0
TUV (1) - 0
Another month and yet more evidence that the Conservatives are significantly more likely to be interrupted by BBC interviewers than their Labour equivalents.
And another month and yet more evidence that UKIP fares worse than any other party, including the Conservatives, at the hands of the biased BBC.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this. It's good to have an objective measure for what we see continuously on the news. It's kinda annoying that the BNP is delt much less harshly than conservatives. They evidently see less to object in with abject racism than they do in being anti-eu.


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