I have to admit that I avoid watching the spectacle of farce and bias that has become the BBC's Question Time, but last night I joined David Vance and the crew from Biased BBC to watch the programme and comment on Live Chat.
Probably the worse edition of the programme I have seen.
The programme kicked off by Dimbers saying that the new coalition government refused to place one of their ministers there unless they removed the failed spin doctor and yesterday's man, Alistair Campbell from the panel and replace him with a shadow minister.
Gavin Allen, the executive editor of Question Time said:
It is for Question Time, not political parties, to make judgements about impartiality and to determine who is invited to appear in the interests of the audience.
The remaining 59 minutes of the programme quickly nosedived into an orgy of Tory bashing, coalition critique and pro Labour propaganda, apart from one minor distraction of Piers Moron blaming Campbell for Iraq and asking him to apologise, which he naturally refused (for fear of opening a can of fake dossier worms). Amusingly, someone in the audience at that moment jeered: "Dr Kelly".
John Redwood initially took a surprisingly aggressive stance against Campbell throwing in plenty of blame for the mess we're in down to "Campbell's government". Unfortunately, an audience packed with liberals clapping enthusiastically like seals whenever Campbell had finished his diatribes and the constant interruptions from Dimbers quickly quenched any semblance of a Tory viewpoint.
This is interesting in the fact that maybe, perhaps the new coalition have started to make a stand against the creep of "progressive" liberal bias that has infested the once great BBC. Evidence of their complete lack of political impartiality is becoming more public and their ludicrous stance of "the science is settled within the BBC" and their zealous defence of anything regarding the eco-lunacy of the global warming bollocks and windmills variety is frankly staggering.
Could we be seeing the first battle lines being drawn between the new coalition government and the BBC? Certainly, the BBC's anti-Tory rhetoric is growing stronger. Do they sense their vast empire may be in danger as the new coalition starts to hack away at the gluttonous tentacles of the public sector? Maybe.
You can all help with that process yourselves by cancelling your TV licences. It's very easy to do. Here's the number: 0844 800 6705. Just say you want to cancel your licence, they don't ask you why and if they do, just say you don't watch any more telly.
More info here.