Tag: #mediawatch

It’s time the BBC died

I have always, until very recently, been a passionate supporter of the BBC TV licence. I believed that the licence fee was a price well worth paying for TV and radio programming that was intelligent, impartial, and not beholden to commercial interests. My trust, however, in the BBC’s output has been steadily eroding for a

Spectator: ‘Je ne suis plus Charlie’

It’s five years this month since the shooting-up by Islamic terrorists of the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris which left twelve people dead and eleven people injured. Following the attack on 7 January 2015, a million people marched through Paris in solidarity with the magazine and those killed in the attack, many bearing banners proclaiming

Dracula’s atheist writers acknowledge Western debt to Christianity

Given that it is still fashionable for the literati of Western society to regard Christians as imbeciles, it was refreshing to hear the writers of the BBC and Netflix’s Dracula, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, who describe themselves as “a couple of ageing atheists,” acknowledge the genuine value of Christianity both as a rational faith

Trevor Phillips: BBC ‘digging its own grave’ with its liberal bias

The BBC was the object of accusations of bias from both sides of the political spectrum during the recent General Election campaign, both the Conservatives and Labour accusing the corporation of political bias against them. Boris has even threatened the BBC with decriminalization of non-payment of the TV licence. Whilst I am not convinced of

Spectator demolishes Dawkins and the ‘New Atheists’

The UK-based Christian evangelist Glen Scrivener, who travels around the country a lot, is frequently told, “I don’t believe in God.” To which his usual reply is, “Tell me which God you don’t believe in.” Scrivener’s response to this oft-proffered opening gambit exposes the set of unfounded assumptions with which atheists often approach (and try