Thursday, October 26, 2006

BBC ignore their audience

Said BBC commissioning editor for documentaries, Richard Klein.

"We pride ourselves on being 'of the people', and it's pathetic.....Channel 4 tends to laugh at people, the BBC ignores them."

Actually, Channel 4 tends to sneer at their audience, but we'll let that pass.

What Mr. Klein forgets is that the BBC is not "ignoring" their audience, they just believe the vast majority of them to be ignorant and in need of being re-educated. The vast majority being the white working class.

Klein, who made his views known at an "audience festival" organised by the BBC last week to find out what its viewers think, admitted that the BBC's liberal internal culture did not match that of the wider British public.

He said: "Most people at the BBC don't live lives like this, but these are our licence payers. It's our job to reflect and engage."

To be fair, the BBC "reflect and engage" very well. They reflect the left wing liberal progressiveness of the metropolitan elite and they engage with terrorists and their sympathisers.

Research conducted by the BBC showed that many viewers felt "gagged and alone" and also believed mainstream views were being driven underground.

Driven onto the blogosphere more like. Are we underground? Doesn't feel like it.

Ann Davies, who carried out the research for the corporation, openly questioned whether the BBC should change its approach.

She asked: "Should we, the BBC, be a pressure valve for that opinion? Should we help break the contraints of the PC police?"

You ARE the PC police, dear.

Research into audience members views showed that many thought that politcal correctness had become endemic in Britain.

One said: "Politicians know more about how a Muslim lives than they do about what it's like to be me, day in, day out."

Spot on.

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