The BBC can be rubbish, shit and annoying. But why does the Mail hate them so much? Every week there are dozens of stories attacking Auntie Beeb. Is it some complaint about the already-overburdened Great British taxpayer? A desire to see more fairness and accuracy? Or... is it because Daily Mail General Trust owns 20 per cent of ITN and their current share price is... well, rather embarrassing?
(Blue is DMGT - red the rest of the FTSE 250)
So when you see stories like
it may seem in the public interest, and it surely is, but what about
you think to yourself, well like duh, maybe people don't want to see the incredibly rich sitting at enormous oak desks whining about how 'times are tough' when they've just cracked open a Farm Foods ready meal?
Other recent headlines:
- 'Discrimination on looks is a fact of life,' says Fiona Bruce as she defends ageism at the BBC
- 53% say BBC is not good value for money in new poll that threatens future of licence fee
- 'Television should show Taliban's humanity' says BBC presenter
- Sharron Davies defies the great BBC Olympic cover-up ... and shows off her amazing legs
- How BBC bosses racked up £50,000 of expenses on flowers and prom trips
- BBC wastes £100,000 on Diana tapes documentary that will never be shown
- BBC launches controversial £21m Gaelic channel - costing £365 per native speaker
- Why doesn't the BBC's Jim Naughtie think Sarah Palin is a new political star?
Ooh, ooh, I can answer the last one, Paul Revoir - because she fucking isn't.
Of course, if the BBC licence fee were threatened, that would be a huge boost for ITN, the Daily Mail's website and that falling-off-a-cliff share price. Isn't it good news that we've got the public interest of the Mail to tell us the truth, while the biased Trots of the BBC lie about everything?