December 7, 2021
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BBC more biased than GB News – a QUARTER of Brits brand Beeb ‘too left wing’

express– A survey of 1,000 people by CT Group found that 42 percent of respondents thought the national broadcaster offered skewed coverage. In comparison, 27 percent believed the same about upstart channel GB News – which vowed to give a voice to the unheard at its launch in June.

It has since been accused of right-wing bias and was described as “unapologetically partisan” by an Ofcom chief.

But the great British public saw otherwise, according to the poll, which was commissioned by GB News.

It found 36 percent of respondents considered the new channel biased.

Some 37 percent said they did not know.

Meanwhile, the survey found 46 percent of respondents do not believe the BBC is biased, with 12 percent saying they did not know.

The poll saw 26 percent of respondents brand the BBC “too left wing” and 34 percent describe the corporation as “woke”.

Some 21 percent of respondents to the survey said GB News was “too right wing”.

Conservative MP Brendan Clarke-Smith told the Telegraph: “These findings chime with what I hear from my constituents, who are sick of being preached to by media elites who live lives very different to their own.

“They don’t want a news channel that speaks down to them or tells them their views and values are wrong.

“That’s why GB News has been so refreshing.”

GB News recently hired former Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage in a bid to boost viewing figures after a rocky launch.

The channel’s other presenters include former BBC host Simon McCoy, ex-Sky sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher, veteran broadcaster Alastair Stewart, former executive editor for The Sun Dan Wootton and ex-Sky presenter Colin Brazier.

Andrew Neil, widely regarded as TV’s toughest interviewer, chairs the channel but he has been absent since June.

The channel faced a campaign urging companies to pull adverts from the network.

In response to the poll, a BBC spokesman said: “Independent research consistently shows BBC News is the most trusted news source in the UK and we need to be careful about making judgements based on a poll where only negative responses are available and many respondents won’t have seen the coverage of other smaller news providers, whereas eight out 10 people in the UK used BBC News each week last year.”

When Tim Davie took over as the BBC’s director general last year, he pledged to “renew” the broadcaster’s “commitment to impartiality”.

He said: “If you want to be an opinionated columnist or a partisan campaigner on social media then that is a valid choice, but you should not be working at the BBC.”

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