British Broadcasting Corporation

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British state media outlet.[1] British intelligence agencies such as MI5 investigate the majority of BBC staff to prevent leftists or anti-imperialists from entering the BBC.[2] Considering Britain's role in global capitalism and imperialism, their public broadcast service tends to support imperial wars and demonize the anti-colonial struggles of the periphery.

The BBC tends to, according to conservative commentators, have a "liberal" and "center-left" bias,[3] much in the same way that Fox viewers would describe America's public broadcasting service, PBS, even though its former head of political programming, Robbie Gibb, was a supporter of the Conservative Party.[2] However, when it comes to questions of imperial wars and anti-communism, the "liberal media" in the Western world tends to closely align with their corresponding right-wing media outlets.

In 2021, China banned the BBC after the British government banned CGTN.[4]

NATO connections[edit | edit source]

BBC producer Victoria Cook was funded by NATO from 2007 to 2008. Former BBC correspondents Oana Lungescu and Mark Laity and producer David McGee left the BBC to work for NATO. BBC information security specialist Terence Sach was previously a security analyst for the British military. Technical consultant Bojan Lazic worked as a psychological operations specialist for NATO during the bombing of Yugoslavia.[2]

Right-wing Bias[edit | edit source]

In 2023, BBC refused to broadcast an episode of a nature documentary featuring Sir David Attenborough, fearing a "right-wing backlash" over "its themes of the destruction of nature”.[5]

Transphobia[edit | edit source]

In October 2021, the BBC published an article titled "We're being pressured into sex by some trans women", which argues that lesbian women are being "pressured and coerced into accepting trans women as partners" and "shunned and even threatened for speaking out".[6] The article drew heavy criticism for its bad methodology and blatant transphobia. The BBC also gave a platform to Bev Jackson (a co-founder of the transphobic hate group the LGB Alliance) and Lily Cade (an actress, adult film director, and serial rapist) who, after the article's publication, called for the lynching of several high-profile trans women. Cade's contribution to the article has since been deleted, though the rest of the article is still up at the time of writing.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Alan MacLeod (2022-10-06). "The BBC-to-NATO Pipeline: How the British State Broadcaster Serves the Powerful" MintPress News. Retrieved 2022-10-06.
  4. Maitreya Bhakal (2021-09-03). "Why China Finally Banned the BBC, a Racist British Propaganda Outlet" Mango Press. Archived from the original on 2022-06-04. Retrieved 2022-06-27.
  5. “The BBC has decided not to broadcast an episode of Sir David Attenborough’s flagship new series on British wildlife because of fears its themes of the destruction of nature would risk a backlash from Tory politicians and the rightwing press, the Guardian has been told.”

    Helena Horton (2023-03-11). "BBC will not broadcast Attenborough episode over fear of ‘rightwing backlash’" The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2023-03-11. Retrieved 2023-03-11.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Caroline Lowbridge (2021-10-26). ""The lesbians who feel pressured to have sex and relationships with trans women"" BBC. Archived from the original on 2021-10-26. Retrieved 2023-12-02.