Where Has The BBC Gone?

The British were raised in a culture of pride for their BBC as the world’s most trusted news channel, widely admired for speaking objectively, free of political influence and commercial pressure. So it is with sadness and shock that we’ve witnessed the pathetic and rapid decline in quality over the last two decades. From being a leading independent broadcaster it has fallen to the level of a second-rate commercial operator that is no longer an object of pride, but in risk of turning into a cause of shame. What is the reason this has been allowed to take place?

There was a moment when British was the best, and the British accepted it as a fact but would never say it. Today, the BBC brags in the public eye that they are the world’s leader in breaking news. Did they not realize that no one believes in self-promotion? It used to be said that self-praising is not a recommendation.’ If the BBC really was still the number one it wouldn’t need to proclaim it.What’s so special in breaking stories? Isn’t accurate reporting and maturing reflection more important? Isn’t it more effective to tell a tale well rather than hurry to get it out there.

There are endless advertisements, or self-advertisements. These same boring shows are repeated repeatedly ad absurdity, broadcasting half-truths to the masses of viewers who aren’t lucky enough to have shut off or changed channels. Visit:-

Do you know who actually listens to these absurd blather-speak? Why has the once renowned BBC become the mouthpiece of the global business fraternity aiding and facilitating the exploitation the poor as well as the fraud of national governments?

It was a time when a broadcast would run throughout almost the entire allotted duration. The present day is not just used for advertising, but there are long introductions and lengthy scene changers , accompanied by music accompaniment that slows down presentation of actual news to an all-time record slow pace. In a world that is obsessed with speed, the speed of which factual information is released beats Aesop’s tortoise. The aim is clearly always to keep from releasing what is really important or important until after the next break in advertising. The views of viewers are subordinate to the interest of commercial firms.

There is a huge department in the BBC dedicated to time-wasting and perhaps calling this time-filling. The broadcasts give an impression that they are finding it challenging to fill in the 24 hours of programming every day and thus various methods must be employed to fill the gaps. There is always time for advertising, naturally, and no doubt more would be welcomed. Strange that there’s not enough time to discuss an matter in detail or complete an interview.

What is it that makes interviewers so inept? They ask a question, but either don’t listen to the answer while mentally planning their next clever question or take their victim in full flow and are about to reveal to viewers what they need to be aware of. There’s never enough time for anyone to give a proper answer before the next commercial must be watched for the umpteenth time. There is no time for us to get what Winston Churchill used to call a “considered viewpoint.’ It’s called “hard talk” as they create a lot of difficulty for the interviewee to get their word in.

It has become clear in recent times that bankers operate banks to benefit bankers and broadcasters seem to have the same goal. We hear about the clever clogs they are in self-promotions which appear to be repeated far more often than commercial counterparts. There was a moment when skilled news reporters became celebrities due to the consistent excellent standard of work they produced over a prolonged period, but now they have a degree of notoriety purely by the constant repetition of an seemingly successful project.

It is true that the BBC World Service does redeem itself on isolated occasions like its extended coverage of Mai 2015 UK General Election, but these aren’t the most rare oasis in a wide-ranging desert. They merely serve to remind us of how our Auntie was in her best. However, institutions, unlike humans they can be restored to something like the glory of their youthfulness. Could this be only a idea? Or is there a young, energetic producer in the dark bowels of New Broadcasting House with the determination to create British the best?


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