Between dumbing down the news or raising the standards the BBC increasingly opts to dumb things down. If proof were needed the fact that on Sunday 22nd March much of the BBC news actually LEAD with the story of Jade Goody's death is proof enough. This story, if it appeared at all, should have been the last report NOT the first. I wouldn't mind betting that outside the liberal elite BBC types this story would not be considered that important for the number one billing the BBC gave it.
Between excellence and dumbing down the BBC is bias towards dumbing down.