Biased BBC's proud boast is that it Exposes The Reporting Bias Of The BBC. And the most fertile ground for bias-hunting must surely be the next General Election.
Today Biased BBC's Top Gun David Vance commended an email from a reader who'd spotted some egregious Labour propaganda on Five Live. It's an outstanding piece of analysis, only slightly flawed by an inability to listen to more than two words at a time. Oh, and a misunderstanding of the whole notion of bias. Otherwise, it's brilliant:
Radio Five just interviewed YouGov's Peter Kellner on the election - specifically his opinion on Cameron and the Tories.
Excellent. Top pollster.
Q. Why were Tories not doing better in the polls considering Labour's unpopularity?
Perhaps you'll share with us what the polls told him...
Obviously the real answer is Cameron's position on European Union and Global Warming.
Global Warming and the EU? Biased BBC's pet subjects to be sure, but is that YouGov's view?
Kellner's 'analysis' was that the Tories were still suffering from Major era, while Cameron remained very popular.
So he said. He also said people were blaming Labour more than the Conservatives for the expenses scandal.
A few sentences later he smeared Cameron.
Good grief… oh, hang on. He actually said that Labour attempts to paint Cameron as a toff were childish and trivial stuff in his personal view. However it did resonate with voters, so it was a legitimate tactical target if an unsavoury one.
BBC did not mention that Peter Kellner is married to a Labour Minister.
She is no longer a Labour Minister now that she's the EU Foreign Minister. But hey-ho.
How can BBC interview someone so biased on the election and keep the bias from the listener?
Perhaps you should have a word with those socialist softies at the Telegraph. Oh, and Mr Murdoch's lieutenants at The Sunday Times and Sky News. They all employ Mr Kellner's company to conduct their polling.
Well the answer to that is very simple - the BBC has no shame.
None at all. Asking the man who heads the Telegraph's polling company to discuss the next election is shocking.
I heard Nick Robinson earlier doing a similar assassination job on the Conservatives.
Somehow I doubt it, on the evidence of the above.
The election is ON and between now and polling day the BBC will do everything possible to ameliorate any Conservative advantage.
Because shafting the party most likely to win is a sure way for a public corporation to prosper for the next five years.
I am no fan of David Cameron but I can see how unfairly he and his party will be treated by the State Broadcaster. It amazes me that he is so meek and mild as to how he will treat the BBC when he gets into power.
Possibly because as a former broadcasting executive himself he understands the media slightly better than a stroppy yoghurt marketer from Antrim with an irrational hatred of The BBC.
I know what I would do, wouldn't you?