Thursday, 22 March 2012

# 169 - WAR - The BBC and the Budget.

Wouldn't it be nice if the BBC's coverage of the budget could be serious and not majoring on the populist line that Pensioners will no longer receive a larger personal income tax allowance than people of working age.

I see another gimmick is their 'Budget Calculator'  which panders to the lowest common denominator.

A long time ago the BBC left the high road to compete on the low road of populist broadcasting.

The BBC should be unashamedly elitist and set the bar to raise broadcasting standards and to provide the public with a service that educates and entertains.

However what we have in the current BBC is a dumbed down broadcaster which is indistinguishable from the rest.

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