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To think the BBC really should be shut down?

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Loeri Fri 06-Sep-13 07:45:54

After the child abuse scandals, and now this where BBC execs have been given payments far beyond anything they were required to be given, isn't it time that the BBC was just shut down? It can't really be said that it makes the best TV in the world anymore, the best TV programmes come from the US and have done for well over a decade now. I just don't see the purpose of the BBC in 2013. It is arrogant, bloated beyond belief and seems only to exist to provide cushy jobs for the Guardian set.

HomeHelpMeGawd Sat 07-Sep-13 17:16:08

Friday, as I understood it, the main argument against funding the Beeb through general taxation was that it brought the Beeb within the ambit of government and thus more susceptible to political influence / interference.

Incidentally, income tax is non-regressive, but most other forms of taxation are regressive to some degree. VAT is the most notorious example.

ILetHimKeep20Quid Sat 07-Sep-13 17:36:30

Wasn't woman's football shown in BBC3 a few weeks back?

ivykaty44 Sat 07-Sep-13 18:44:59

the brutal truth is the BBC is not what people are claiming, the BBC puts viewing figures before being unbiased.

I don't believe you that it is expensive, it is expensive to keep giving away money from the BBC to ex employees is it more or less expensive than that to show woman's sport on the BBC and not have it as 85% male dominated

ohforfoxsake Sun 08-Sep-13 13:35:39

Head of Sport is a woman. Says it all really...

They put the accounts before viewing figures. They won't dig deep to get the rights to so many events.

The BBC is far too concerned about what the daily fail and the like think and it's lost it's confidence.

It needs a massive management overhaul. Far too many ineffective managers taking the piss out of the programme makers and keeping themselves in jobs they don't deserve.

friday16 Sun 08-Sep-13 14:08:28

"They won't dig deep to get the rights to so many events. "

They would hardly have to "dig deep" to get the rights for women's superleague football (or, aside from tennis and athletics, most other women's sport). I'd have thought that provided the BBC offered chocolate biscuits instead of digestives with the coffee at the meeting the FA would give them for nothing. It's hardly a sellers' market. Do you seriously believe that there are women's sports the BBC could be showing, but the stopper is the price of the rights?

ohforfoxsake Sun 08-Sep-13 14:44:23

My comment was a general observation, not specifically about women's sport.

I suspect the Head of Sport doesn't champion women in either sport or television production unfortunately.

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