The deterioration of the BBC
BBC televised news reporting has become more and more like CNN. There is a need for new channels that more precisely and more objectively report the news without too many political agendas.
The death of the BBC
I still like to listen to the BBC world service. For some reason, I think that it is the only wing of the BBC that is able to engage me on an intellectual level. The version of the BBC that I see on my cable television looks like CNN with British accents. Despite that, I begin to feel that even the radio is being poisoned by American style news reporting. I know this may be offensive to some Americans but I honestly believe that most of the news channels in the United States are trash and are designed to brainwash the viewers. At least the BBC world service tries to make it's hearers think, rather than absorb. I know that it is very difficult for journalists to be objective, since they are under all sorts of pressure to be careful not to disturb the wrong people but the BBC ought to remember it's roots and remember that there are people who don't want it to die so quickly.
Many years ago I was living in a country that had blocked the news. There was a lot going on and the possibility of a civil war. I was frustrated that I did not have a clue about the political situation, my own safety and warnings of events that could affect my business and family welfare. I turned to the BBC World Service even though it was difficult. I remember the signal was really poor at that time, so I designed a powerful home made antenna for my radio. I used the wires and the ceiling surface area and it worked! Yay!
I can remember being excited to hear what British journalists had to say about the current situation. I admired the BBC for being brave and sticking to what they were known for in the past.
Today, I feel I am losing confidence in the BBC. I wonder what others think about this. Do you feel the same way?