...sums up for me the BBC's pathetic stance towards the angry types who will always, constantly, unwaveringly accuse it of left-wing bias even if it painted itself blue, broadcast David Cameron's face on a 24-hour loop and changed its name to the British Conservative Party Broadcasting We Love Tories Corporation.
Sunny over at Liberal Conspiracy voices a concern that those of the left have had for a while - that the Beeb is abandoning true journalistic principles in order to placate its more strident and vocal critics, often people who hold the corporation and everything it stands for in contempt in the first place. The Beeb's stridently snotty director-general and sometime Jerusalem visitor Mark Thompson, a man who has evidently mistaken strength for stubbornness, says it's all about balance and 'impartiality'. But is he right? Let's assume for a moment the Beeb did screen the appeal - would the roars of disapproval from the usual suspects really have been intolerably bad? Would impartiality really have been compromised? Not for a minute.
There's still time to put that appeal up, you know.