National News Evidence of BBC political bias - either way.

QR

Well-known member
Joined
21 May 2019
Messages
3,212
More evidence of BBC Tory government favourable bias.

I have lost count of the number of times BBC news reporters have said the extension of the stamp duty holiday is "good news for people wanting to buy a house". It's not. It only increases demand and as long as house-builders are able to restrict the supply of new houses coming into the market the only beneficiaries are the house builders as increasing demand but not supply increases prices.

Why is the BBC going along with this government lie?

If you are struggling with the economics read this humorous explanation

 

Ricky Otto

Well-known member
Joined
3 Sep 2018
Messages
1,192
More evidence of BBC Tory government favourable bias.

I have lost count of the number of times BBC news reporters have said the extension of the stamp duty holiday is "good news for people wanting to buy a house". It's not. It only increases demand and as long as house-builders are able to restrict the supply of new houses coming into the market the only beneficiaries are the house builders as increasing demand but not supply increases prices.

Why is the BBC going along with this government lie?

If you are struggling with the economics read this humorous explanation


I agree with the fact that property prices growth shouldn’t be intrinsically seen as positive. And low taxes is always seen as a positive for those facing them

But that’s a myth the bbc has always perpetuated about property price growth and when there was property prices growth under labour they spoke in the same terms.

Not bias towards the conservatives
 
Last edited:

QR

Well-known member
Joined
21 May 2019
Messages
3,212
I agree with the fact that property prices growth shouldn’t be intrinsically seen as positive. And low taxes is always seen as a positive for those facing them

But that’s a myth the bbc has always perpetuated about property price growth and when there was property prices growth under labour they spoke in the same terms.

Not bias towards the conservatives
I agree that for years the light entertainment arm of the BBC has indulged in excessive property porn that had pushed the crass line that rising house prices are a good thing, but that is different from the news broadcasts saying that a specific government policy is good for a certain group of people (house buyers in this case) when it patently is not.

I'm not aware of BBC news reports falsely bigging up a Labour government policy claim. It would be good to hear of some examples.
 

LowerSouth

Well-known member
Joined
7 Dec 2017
Messages
3,650
I'm not aware of BBC news reports falsely bigging up a Labour government policy claim. It would be good to hear of some examples.
It’s so far back in time .
Twitter wasn’t the same in 2010.
 

Wandering Yellow

Active member
Joined
10 Aug 2019
Messages
899
More evidence of BBC Tory government favourable bias.

I have lost count of the number of times BBC news reporters have said the extension of the stamp duty holiday is "good news for people wanting to buy a house". It's not. It only increases demand and as long as house-builders are able to restrict the supply of new houses coming into the market the only beneficiaries are the house builders as increasing demand but not supply increases prices.

Why is the BBC going along with this government lie?

If you are struggling with the economics read this humorous explanation

You're either an amazing troll/WUM or really quite misguided.
 

Essexyellows

Well-known member
Joined
7 Dec 2017
Messages
8,177
Why don't you address the point I've raised rather than throw around insults. Eh?

The economy is intrinsically based on debt, people buying things on tick.
That filters down from our largest purchase, a house.
Then the home owners drive the economy based on the debt attached to their home.
Or they rent it out and profit from someone further down the chain.

Money is just digits on a spread sheet, the physical & intrinsic value of cold hard cash is long gone.
 

QR

Well-known member
Joined
21 May 2019
Messages
3,212
The economy is intrinsically based on debt, people buying things on tick.
That filters down from our largest purchase, a house.
Then the home owners drive the economy based on the debt attached to their home.
Or they rent it out and profit from someone further down the chain.

Money is just digits on a spread sheet, the physical & intrinsic value of cold hard cash is long gone.
What had that got to do with the government introducing policies that knowingly and deliberately inflate house price to the detriment of first time buyers and the benefit of their financial backers in the house building industry?
 

chuckbert

Well-known member
Joined
8 Dec 2017
Messages
2,877
I agree with the fact that property prices growth shouldn’t be intrinsically seen as positive. And low taxes is always seen as a positive for those facing them

But that’s a myth the bbc has always perpetuated about property price growth and when there was property prices growth under labour they spoke in the same terms.

Not bias towards the conservatives
There’s a difference between left-right bias and Labour-Tory bias.
We had a Labour govt a few years ago, but it’s a lot longer since we had a left wing govt ...
 

SteMerritt

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
8 Dec 2017
Messages
5,626
I haven't expressed a view so does that make you bias?
You expressed the view that 'one man's claim is another's lie', and attributed it to the BBC article. Which is fair enough, but not one I'd attribute to pro-government bias, more to BBC fence-sitting.

My bias is towards the view that BBC is pretty neutral, which I think you probably already knew. I've not really been swayed by any of the views in this thread from that, but it's interesting to see what gets posted.
 

QR

Well-known member
Joined
21 May 2019
Messages
3,212
You expressed the view that 'one man's claim is another's lie', and attributed it to the BBC article. Which is fair enough, but not one I'd attribute to pro-government bias, more to BBC fence-sitting.

My bias is towards the view that BBC is pretty neutral, which I think you probably already knew. I've not really been swayed by any of the views in this thread from that, but it's interesting to see what gets posted.
I agree, most of the time the BBC get it about right but to repeat....
To start again...

Elsewhere on the political threads the issue of BBC bias has been raised. Some say it has a right wing bias, some a left, some think it's got it about right.

I was firmly in the 'got out about right' camp up until a year or so ago. I now think the BBC, at times, goes easy on the government and it has coincided with the government's criticism and boycotts (e.g. Newsnight) of the BBC and its threats to its funding.

To explore this I started this thread. Just to make it clear the BBC isn't Fox news so any bias, perceived or otherwise, will be subtle and nuanced.
 
Last edited:

QR

Well-known member
Joined
21 May 2019
Messages
3,212

More evidence of BBC right wing bias. :rolleyes:
Although you are deliberately missing the point it's fair to ask whether the article is a fair challenge of a broadcaster that isn't taking sides or unfounded swipes that show clear bias. So would have it been unusual for the budget to cover; addressing climate change challenge, future funding to deal with the legacy of Covid and dealing with the problem of the funding of long term care? They all seem very relevant, live issues to me.
 

Marked Ox

Well-known member
Joined
6 Dec 2017
Messages
18,804
Although you are deliberately missing the point it's fair to ask whether the article is a fair challenge of a broadcaster that isn't taking sides or unfounded swipes that show clear bias. So would have it been unusual for the budget to cover; addressing climate change challenge, future funding to deal with the legacy of Covid and dealing with the problem of the funding of long term care? They all seem very relevant, live issues to me.

No I'm not, I'm highlighting the silliness of you continuing to push the BBC as being right wing biased, just as I have challenged Wandering Yellow who argued the opposite.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
gofish2 In the news 59

Similar threads


Top Bottom