Michael Buerk joined the BBC in 1970 quitting his £175,000 a year job in 2002 but still continues to be employed by the BBC on Radio 4 with his programmes the Moral Maze and The Choice.
So his articles in the Sunday Mail today criticising the BBC's dumbed down coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and its general bias carries a great deal of weight.
Here is his take on news readers:-
" You get a great deal of money, you have very little work to do and don't need a brain. There are some real lame-brains doing it.
It is the only job that actually requires no talent at all. If you can read out loud, you can do it."
He of course should have added that they must read and take note of the loss making Guardian, support the EU, climate change and the left of centre of British politics!!
Michael Buerk is of course 100% right the BBC is bias which is why I don't pay my TV licence.