Originally Posted by Danny
Makes me sad. I'm American, but BBC played a significant part in my childhood. Back when Television was analog and we only got like 5 stations. PBC was one of them. I grew up watching Benny Hill, The Two Ronnies, Fawlty Towers, Monty Python. I loved British Comedies back then much better than their American counterparts. Just another part of my childhood gone.
Undoubtedly, the BBC has been an excellent broadcaster in the past and has produced many excellent TV programmes.
Sadly, they have of late become far too PC and that is especially noticeable in their news and documentary output.
You may not have heard, but they have also become greedy. Over-75s have been entitled to free TV licences for some time now, but the greedy b******s at the BBC have stopped that and, fortunately, engendered an enormous negative response from the public in general, to the extent that there is now a big drive for the government to cancel TV licences for everyone and oblige the BBC to fund themselves in the same way as all other TV companies must: through advertising.
In addition, this public rejection also criticises the obviously left-wing attitude now of the BBC and their pro-EU leaning.
They have certainly shot themselves in the foot now! I certainly never watch their programmes especially news programmes.