Well not quite, but there's been a rather interesting development in what has become a somewhat frosty relationship. As a bastion of the evil money-grabbing public sector (and completely irrelevantly a direct competitor to DMGT) the Beeb often gets a bad press from the Mail.
Sure, there are those, such as certain lamentably pisspoor blogs I could mention, who'd maintain that Auntie is actually a secret Socialist plot to brainwash our kids with things like disabled presenters and black people on programmes, but they're twats. Nevertheless, the BBC = pinkoes nonsense is something that dimwitted Mail pundits like Peter Hitchens are happy to regurgitate every now and then.
So when I saw today that our tax pounds were being used by the British Bolshevik Corporation to prop up some struggling private-sector firms by giving them stuff for nothing, I wondered if our friends at the Mail would complain about this scandalous use of public money. I looked and looked on the website, but... no. The story hasn't been mentioned at all.
But then, when one of those companies is the Mail, it's a whole different pair of trousers. They suddenly drop their ideological objections to the state-funded broadcaster and leftie troublemakers. They've even got a relatively positive story (at least a not entirely negative one, anyway) about the Beeb in the paper today!
Whatever next - demanding a rise in the licence fee?