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reporting bias - is it the bbc or the groaniad?

"The Guardian: 211,511 [copies] of which the BBC, including its staff, purchased 59,829" allegedly.

The comments are more interesting than the linked article.

“ 'Hello, it’s the BBC here. We’d like you to come on our programme and be angry, ranting and preferably racist.'

“All right, that’s not exactly how they put it, but they might as well. In the past six months, I’ve been asked on air to attack gay marriage, Lords reform and Sayeeda Warsi. The conversation always goes the same way. When it becomes clear that I’m not going to ham up the part of an irascible and incoherent Right-winger, they researcher breaks in impatiently with: “Right, let me just have a quick word with my editor and I’ll get back to you.”

Marker at abelard.org

“Newsnight and the Today programme are far more pluralist than they used to be.”

Oh yes. Then why do Gavin Esler and Kirsty Wark spend all the time in any interview with a Conservative trying to shout them down?

Mr Hannan, there is no need to praise the Guardian as “a very fine newspaper: high-minded, articulate, a touch self-righteous, but no less readable for that”.

In fact, the Guardian is a rag that is consistently sick, depraved, socialist and crude. So why not say so?

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