Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Alex Deane on liberalising TV news

Deane is spot on in his 100 policies piece arguing for the lifting of impartiality requirements for broadcasters. I've supported such a move for a while. I think the BBC would need to remain regulated or be privatised to avoid subsidising one viewpoint and it wouldn't solve the problem all at once as journalism would remain a left wing profession. However, freeing commercial broadcasters would allow them to achieve the far more balanced position of our print media.

1 comment:

Chris Palmer said...

Watch out for my piece on 100Policies on ConservativeHome (hopefully) coming soon, discussing the BBC and ending the license fee.