Why it’s time for Dr Who to die Jul 23, 2021 16:28:50 GMT via mobile
Post by timmunton on Jul 23, 2021 16:28:50 GMT
Steve, what they do is bizarre if you find their support for both social liberalism and simultaneously right wing pro-ruthless neo-liberalism incongrous. Which to some extent it is.
In terms of their pro-neoliberal behaviour I'm not just assuming that they are rightwing, it is what they do every day. And it is only bizarre in that it is such a negation of democracy & ethics & not allowing much meaningful debate. To a large extent this is a structural problem - eg. as Noam Chomsky said to Andrew Marr only people with his sort of viewpoint (Marr) will in general get appointed to those jobs. Even more so re. those in the role of producers in BBC news/current affairs.
To think the BBC isn't right wing in the ways mentioned, you'd have to basically think that generally backing the billionaire class who are the main proponents of wrecking the planet & its people in various ways and being extremely biased in fairly blatant (& subtle too) ways against the opposition, when it actually was offering a modest amount of real change, is not right wing.
In which case I think you perhaps don't understand what being right wing in its more traditional sense, actually means.
The BBC (& other social liberal/economically right wing organisations eg. the Guardian - their cover story of being on the left beyond social liberalism has been thoroughly debunked; read Jonathan Cook & others on this) mainly like Starmer of course, so he gets treated in a generally positive way, because as a right winger himself, in the unlikely event he got elected, he isn't going to enact any significant meaningful change to the status quo. So to be more even handed to Labour now helps present a narrative about democracy, where this is actually mainly illusory.
If Corbyn had won he probably wouldn't have enacted meaningful change either (though he would mainly want to unlike Starmer) because the propaganda would have been ratcheted up still further & "his" Labour MPs who are mainly Thatcherite would most times have voted against him with various pitiful excuses.