Monday, November 06, 2006


Iain Dale is right to like Ofcom's attitude to regulation. He is missing the biggest example of them getting it right and making the rare choice as a regulator to accept some things don't need regulating in ending regulation of BT's retail broadband pricing.

Unfortunately, they fail in their most democratically important function of interpreting the bias restrictions on TV journalism. Apparently Fox News accussing the BBC of "frothing-at-the-mouth anti-Americanism" in a flagged opinion piece is unnaceptable, the US news service runs on Sky and has seen three investigations for bias, while the BBC's torrent of bias continues unabated. Nice.

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