The BBC should pay us to watch their channels. Or, they should consider introducing adverts to keep their channels going. Most of us have some way of recording programmes nowadays and so we could fast forward through them. I do that all the time with the channels that do have advertising. 👍
The fact that they’ve now stopped the free TV licence for the over 75s is a poor move too. I will be able to afford to pay the licence fee, when I reach that age, but some pensioners, who aren’t as fortunate, rely on the tv for company, so technically they are being charged for the company of “friends.” Everything seems to be geared towards making money and fleecing the customers nowadays. (Just my opinion 😉)
There was uproar when Emily Maitlis tore into Cummings on Newsnight (more than 40,000 complaints in two days) & the BBC released a statement saying her introduction did not meet impartiality standards. It added: "Staff have been reminded of the guidelines." Naga Munchetty has now joined the fray after the Emily Maitlis row. BBC presenters are not 'robots or idiots' and 'we're not there to simply, blankly read the news' www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8393195/Naga-Munchetty-says-broadcasters-not-robots-idiots.html I remember the days when they just read the news.
Sorry, Pet, but you are there just to read the news, that is your job and the job description emphasises impartiality. Many BBC presenters rather thinly disguise their party affiliation but have to be careful to keep within the guidelines. Why should Ms Maitlis use her very well-paid position, and influence to comment. it doesn't matter whether we agree with her or not, she is there to present the facts and we can then make up our own minds.