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Patrick Barwise and Peter York respond to right-wing BBC critics

Patrick Barwise and Peter York, co-authors of The War Against The BBC, have written a response to claims from prominent right-wing critics that the BBC’s news and current affairs coverage is biased towards the left.

In the article for Prospect, Barwise and York dig into evidence on BBC bias from university studies and public opinion polling, and conclude that it is the right-wing critics, “not the BBC, who are out of touch with majority public opinion”.

They write that “the endlessly repeated ‘left-wing BBC’ narrative fits neither the facts nor most people’s perception”, with almost as many people thinking that the BBC’s current affairs coverage favours the right as favours the left.

The full article is available to read on the Prospect website.

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