The ‘Biased BBC’ Collection…

It’s a sad fact of life — of my life, anyway — that while some of these postings reach a pretty large readership, others are seen by very few people indeed…

Inevitably, the ones that attract the fewest readers are the ones about classical music: some of these have been uploaded for longer than a year and have still had fewer than 25 readers — something which prompts me to reiterate that all those people who think I’m kidding when I talk about the classical repertoire’s death-spiral are seeing a joke where there isn’t one. If you want a specific case, I’ll give you one chosen completely at random: this posting is very nearly three years old; in all that time it’s had precisely 63 readers.

As for my most-read postings, once again the pattern is perfectly clear: the subject that people most want to read about is what’s wrong with our media — and, in particular, what’s wrong with the BBC. Again, I’m happy to provide an example: this discussion of political bias in BBC news coverage has been read 35,455 times. (You’ll see that it has a music clip in it as well; but I’m pretty sure that it wasn’t André Messager who got me all those clicks…)

With these facts in mind, the thought occurs that my large media-criticism readership would probably be larger still were it not for the fact that postings on this topic are dispersed among hundreds of others on a subject people obviously don’t want to read about, and can’t always be identified from their titles, either…

So what this posting will do is collect all my BBC-related, media-analysis pieces into one place.

Anyone who wants to read them all, end-to-end and without tripping over anything else, simply has to go down this list, which presents the relevant postings in chronological order: the earliest are at the top, the latest at the bottom.

BBC Trussed (17 May 2015)

Game Over (8) (25 August 2015)

Game Over (9) (25 November 2015)

Close. It. Down (7 January 2016)

Close. It. Down. (2) (8 January 2016)

This farce has to end (10 June 2016)

Mess Media (2 September 2016)

Liars and idiots (2) (6 November 2016)

Spit and Polish (25 December 2016)

Christmas Past… (27 December 2016)

Pannell Beaters… (15 January 2017)

‘Tory! Tory! Tory!’ (12 May 2017)

‘Tory! Tory! Tory!’ (2) (13 May 2017)

‘Tory! Tory! Tory!’ (3) (14 May 2017)

Out. Of. Control. (17 May 2017)

‘Tory! Tory! Tory!’ (4) (20 May 2017)

Out. Of. Control. (2) (21 May 2017)

Graphic… (19 July 2017)

‘Tory, Tory, Tory…’ (5) (20 August 2017)

‘BBC MUSIC’…? (25 August 2017)

‘BBC Music’…? (2) (26 August 2017)

‘BBC Music’…? (3) (27 August 2017)

‘You’re watching BBC£…’ (23 September 2017)

No kidding…? (

‘Tory! Tory! Tory!’ (6)

‘Tory! Tory! Tory!’ (7) (

In a nutshell… ()

Word of the Day… ()

‘Tory! Tory! Tory!’ (8) (

‘Tory! Tory! Tory!’ (9) (25 January 2018)

Syriana… (10 February 2018)

Sneer and Smear (15 March 2018)

— Do, please, share this page around, if you like my approach to this topic.

After all, this is an issue of enormous importance.

Thank you.


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4 thoughts on “The ‘Biased BBC’ Collection…

  1. Hi Mark,
    For interest, this is a survey re BBC reporting of NHS changes that I created with a specific goal: to help folks see that the BBC offers primarily ‘news fog’ on this, with some focus on negative results (patients in corridors etc), and debate over some nuts and bolts, but no serious attempt to give the bigger picture of the engineered steps to privatisation, or indeed to express the views of critics on this.



  2. The sad thing for me is that when I posted a comment under one of your classical music articles on composers from the north of England, pointing out that Frederick Delius was born in Bradford, you failed to acknowledge it. Knowing that you have so few readers of your articles on classical music only makes it sadder. It was an article that mentioned a lack of composers from the north of England.

    Having noticed your brush-ins with Lifeboat news, and seeing that you now post under a new identity, simply from the fact that you still don’t give links to articles you publish on Lifeboat, just like you didn’t before, perhaps you would receive more views it you weren’t quite so arrogant and self-obsessed.

    When you don’t give links to articles and publish them in full, you deprive the writers of both their due credit and possibly some income, at the same time as basking in the credit you receive for posting work that isn’t your own.

    I am a writer and I know what it’s like not to receive proper credit for articles published by other sites without my permission or due notice.


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