BIASED BBC has just had another really successful month, our biggest ever, with in excess of a quarter of a million visits. I wanted to thank you all for supporting the site and for coming here. Along with my fellow writers, I try my best to provide you with daily output and then leave it for you to take the issue wherever you want. What makes this site so good is the quality of the comments and I am in your debt for providing such great insight on a daily basis.
A spin off from the blog has been the “Liveblog” that usually accompanies Question Time. One of the reasons I started this was it allows us all the chance to talk directly in real time to each other and flag up some of the outrageous bias that accompanies that programme. I also know that it’s also a weekly chance to relax a bit and make mock of the BBC and some of the Lilliputians that pop up on the programme! HOWEVER, I am increasingly unhappy about some of the comments being left. These are pure ad hominem, and they distract from the event. We live in a blog world where hostages to fortune cannot be given and there are people out there who wish the site did not exist, or could be classified in ways that would minimise our impact. I also think that we leave ourselves open to the charge of being hypocrites if we demand the highest standard of the BBC whilst lowering our own standards. So, I am unsure if I want to continue the LIVEBLOG, and seek your opinion. I will only continue with it if I can be assured people will not post offensive, possible actionable ad hominem. I am happy with witty comment, I don’t mind mild sexist comments, or even plain silly comments – but we HAVE to stop the nasty stuff once and for all.