chefswife, sorry, I wasn't very clear, was I? I was saying that there may be, perhaps, a cultural liberal bias in NewsReporting, which is reflective of an under-40, educated workforce: but that this in no way amounts to a political bias.
But that elsewhere in the BBC's output - which I would argue is just as influential in terms of insidious influence - the bias is only towards what will rate - or sell internationally - and that this position is directly opposed, as a working ethos, to liberalism.
Is that clearer? if not, I'll try again. I am a bit of a derbrain tonight.
Policyw - I agree. I am not a huge BBC user. R4 and Newsnight Review is my fodder. R4 - see no evidence of any bias at all and Newsnight Review is massively biased but this is more than balanced out by Nick Robinson reporting from outside Downing Street on a bad day for the Labour Party.