- BBC Faces Existential Threat. In the 21st Century, It Has Nobody Left to Lie to
by George Galloway, https://www.rt.com/
Whoever replaces outgoing BBC Director General Tony Hall, be sure that establishment interests will be in safe hands. But multiple scandals the broadcaster has been involved in damaged it quite possibly beyond repair.
The next director general of the BBC will be formally appointed by Sir David Clementi, educated at Winchester, Oxford and Harvard, a former deputy governor of the Bank of England, chair of insurance giant Prudential, a former director of Rio Tinto Zinc, chair of Virgin Money and CEO of Kleinwort Benson. His grandfather was the governor of Hong Kong. Be sure then that the interests of the establishment are in safe hands.
But in truth, the new DG will be picked by another public-school Eton-and-Oxford blue-blood, Boris Johnson. For the BBC is a “state broadcaster,” just as much as the other “state broadcasters” in the world at whom they like to look down their noses. The government of the day appoints the guiding hands at the BBC who naturally pick PLU’s (People Like Us) to staff its upper-reaches.