As I reported I wrote to the BBC just over a month ago requesting summary statistics of their QT audience. This followed the stitch up of UKIP's Diane James post Eastleigh. It is even moe relevant now where for the post Thatcher QT the BBC assembled an audience dominated by those who had not been born when Mrs T left office in 1991 stabbed in the back by the Europhiles like Clarke.
I have had to print and scan in the BBC answer to my FOI request as I refuse to pay £50 for a pdf package that will cut and paste pdf documents so it may be a bit diificult to read.
The salient point is that claim their, human rights might be infringed if they released this data. Given what they have just done in North Korea using 12 innocent students as human shields for their sordid jounalism I find it to sick making for words. They could have got these students banged up for 20 years!
The damage they have done to serious academic work is incalculable. I hope the President of the Royal Society makes this point very sharply to the DG and fat Patten. They prattle on about their need for absolute editorial control. I dare say Kim's propaganda people peddle a similar line. Heads should roll for this. Its as bad as Millie Dowler.
The BBC is an organisation out of control and our need for it has long since passed. If I can get through the Downing Street web site I will try and set up a petition calling for the BBC to be privatised. It would save all 30 mn of us licence payers £146.50 pa. That's over £4 bn and would boost the economy no end. We have Sky, CNN, C4 and ITV all of whom provide an excellent