Wednesday, 12 June 2013
It's only our money, says the BBC
This extract from the Mail needs no commentary from me - but doesn't it remind you of Labour's nationalised industries, subsidised to the hilt out of our taxes until they were privatised by the Thatcher government?
"But then why should BBC bosses care how much they spend? It’s not their money, after all, it’s only ours. This is the public sector mentality writ large. And it pervades the BBC’s output, on which most Britons depend for the majority of the news they absorb. For where public money is concerned, the Corporation sides instinctively with the spenders against the providers, the state employee against the taxpayer. As a fierce defender of media plurality, the Mail believes the voice of the Left must be heard. But when our national broadcaster, with its overwhelming dominance as a news provider, speaks with no other voice, abusing its vast resources to drown competing opinions, every one of us should worry."