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Ministry of Propaganda - 28/Aug/2003: "BBC bashing"

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BBC bashing

BBC bashing seems to be in fashion at the moment, especially in certain circles. The Conservative shadow culture secretary is at this time for the BBC Online services. Apparently he said:

"If the BBC's digital services are replicating what is already available commercially, then I don't see that as something which the taxpayer or licence-fee payer should be financing."

Hm. If you spin that thought a bit further, you could simply close down the BBC completely. After all there is enough commercial television and radio available already?

Or may be we could just close down all the commercial channels? After all, why does the public need to pay for them (through higher product costs, caused by advertising, which in turn finances commercial broadcasters), if there are enough public services available?

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When writing this entry I was listening to: Rolling Stones - Forty Licks

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