Originally Posted by AnnieS
Of course it has changed. When I was a child there were only three channels and you'd have the national anthem at the end of the day. Along with that annoying test card. So we only had three channels and you still had to pay the licence. Now we have many channels, radio stations, international presence
. I honestly don't know what people are moaning about. They seem to be carried away with the crowd and not really looking at how lucky we are to have quality viewing, which it still is by the way.
If the news is biased then check out other equally biased news agencies. You can watch any version of the news you want these days to suit your politics but this current campaign is truly pathetic and David Dimbleby has given his take on the matter today.
Most of those channels, including BBC1 are not watched by many people, mainly because most of the programmes are crap.
There are now so many channels and radio stations that the only way they can survive is by applying a compulsory tax to everyone with a telly.
The big change to which I was referring is the fact that it is now a strongly-biased left wing organisation. By refusing to show such things as French riots on the news, they are complicit in political bias in attempting to cover up activities which they don't want us to know about.
How can the BBC now be regarded as our 'national broadcaster'?
Incidentally, they have always had an international presence: the World Service. I don't listen to that but, for all I know, that is also politically biased.