Paywall for iPlayer?

TQ tony at
Mon Jul 6 12:54:26 PDT 2015

> On 06 July 2015 at 20:42 Owen Smith <owen.smith at> wrote:
> You think the BBC is left wing. I happen to think they have a right
> wing bias. That's the problem for a broadcaster trying to do real
> news, whichever government is in power will hate the BBC for pointing
> out various things the government does wrong. So the BBC will die by a
> thousand cuts over the next 30 years, as the pressure from Murdoch
> funded (legally) MPs means something is taken from the BBC at every
> General Election.

I don't know if it's institutionally left wing, as I haven't been worked
there for over 30 years. 

What I do know is that even then it was seen as odd to say that you
didn't support labour. I suspect that it's no better, and probably
worse, now. It's not why I left, but it certainly didn't make me feel

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