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Did Andrew Marr Breach BBC Equal Opportunities Rule On Anti-Blogger Rant?

by | 14th, October 2010

ANDREW Marr, of the BBC, has no love of bloggers, the writers and content kings who can’t rely on the licence fee to make ends meet. As Jim Greenhalf says:

Some bloggers are raging nocturnal ranters. But nutters aside – and there are just as many green ink letter-writers to newspapers – there are plenty of others, digging into matters of controversy the MSM is too timid to mine…

These bloggers offer an uncompromising alternative to official policy, editorial bias, MSM ignorance, the cult of celebrity and blandness.

Here’ what Marr of the MSM says:

“A lot of bloggers seem to be socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed, young men sitting in their mother’s basements and ranting …the so-called citizen journalism is the spewings and rantings of very drunk people late at night.”

So says the oil painting who sits in Auntie’s digs at the BBC, a bloated institution as full as any organ or publisher with spin, bias and crap.

And what does the noble BBC say about equal opportunites:

The BBC is committed to reflecting the diversity of the UK audience in its workforce, as well as in its output on TV, on radio and online.

If only the bloggers had a bald socially inadequate ranter to empathise with at the BBC.

”The BBC is committed to promoting equal opportunities for all, irrespective of colour, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital/civil partnership status, sexuality, disability or age.”

Marr is not the BBC, of course. He has broken no rule. But he does represent the BBC and any bloggers keen to work with Marr at the corporation may need to sort out their skin and hair first.

Equality and diversity are just great so long as audience can see that you are better than all the rest not blessed with the Government’s seal of approval…

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