BBC expenses non-cockbucket


The Guardian in a clear bout of Torygraph-envy have tried to whip up a scandal about the BBC’s expenses. After 200 “so what” comments they deleted it and re-filed it. The original is here. To the same effect. Private Jet? £100 champagne for Bruce? National big yawn.

I’ll come clean here. I’ve worked at the BBC, and I’ve never worked with a bunch of people more conscious of their public service remit and attempting to do the best they can for their audience.

Auntie is doing the best she can.

  1. #1 by Lilly at June 28th, 2009

    I agree, this was a complete non-story, and I’ve got several friends who work for the BBC who are dedicated, hard working and actually rather underpaid.

    Is this not part of a drive to privatise the BBC? Bang on about spiralling costs, claim privatisation will be more cost efficient, yadda yadda….?

  2. #2 by admin at June 29th, 2009

    Labour in general are in favour of the BBC as it does tend to have a bit of a left-wing lean. My understanding is that the head of the culture and media committee John Whittingdale is a Tory and is therefore gunning for the BBC.

  3. #3 by Spooke at July 1st, 2009

    and then they have the gall to publish a story about internet censorship, so I thought I would leave the first comment… ;)

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/jul/01/internet-censorship-map-improve

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