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    (Original post by balanced)
    Exactly, this saves them money which they spend elsewhere. Therfore it is indirect funding.
    No it doesn't. The two entities are funded separately.
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    (Original post by gladders)
    Oh, we could play ad hominems all day about which news source is in the pay of who. Where do you get your news from?
    It's not news but simply a fact derived from a FoI-request. The BBC took a few million for "development projects" and didn't feel like telling the taxpayer until they were forced to. That is one reason for their bias, but the main reason is a culture of extreme leftism that filters through the entire corporation (it's noted that they post recruitment ads in the Grauniad and not more respectable conservatives papers). There have been a couple of reports and inquiries which have noted this political bias in the BBC, but I'm not aware that anything has been done about it.
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    (Original post by Dez)
    This is a myth. The EU funds BBC's charitable arm, which has nothing to do with the organisation's main broadcast output, including BBC News.
    Ignorant nonsense. The EU directly funds BBC programme development,, according to the FoI request itself. Check your facts before posting marxist apologism.
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    (Original post by CreamyChocolate)
    Every time I watch the BBC, I get spoon feed reasons NOT to leave the EU.

    Why do they have a BREXIT bias?
    Probably because there are very few good reasons to leave that are not shots in the dark...
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    (Original post by _icecream)
    Yh coz being part of the EU is good for business and rich boyz
    Then we should stay..?
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    (Original post by johnnyb99)
    Ignorant nonsense. The EU directly funds BBC programme development,, according to the FoI request itself. Check your facts before posting marxist apologism.
    Calling BS on this unless you can provide a source. I was in fact slightly wrong in that the EU has funded BBC's R&D as well, but that still has absolutely nothing to do with programming output including BBC News.
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    The EU has not directly funded BBC programme producing, they have only funded R&D and media action. However the BBC as a company does have, and has used, the ability to borrow money from the EU.
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    they show UKIP or Brexit wanting Tories every 5 minutes but yeah sure they are biased against it. geez.
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    (Original post by CreamyChocolate)
    Every time I watch the BBC, I get spoon feed reasons NOT to leave the EU.

    Why do they have a BREXIT bias?
    They are in fact going out of their way to be balanced. They even covered that point the LEAVE camp tried to make about the FTSE 100 companies letter. Thirty signed it, they tried to make the point that 70 didn't.

    Hey, guess what, that's just like 70 people not voting - they didn't support anyone, and didn't have anything to say. They certainly don't seem to be writing a "LEAVE" letter.
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    (Original post by johnnyb99)
    (it's noted that they post recruitment ads in the Grauniad and not more respectable conservatives papers).
    That is because, for many years, the Guardian had a specialist media news and recruitment section - which other newspapers did not.
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    (Original post by typonaut)
    They are in fact going out of their way to be balanced. They even covered that point the LEAVE camp tried to make about the FTSE 100 companies letter. Thirty signed it, they tried to make the point that 70 didn't.

    Hey, guess what, that's just like 70 people not voting - they didn't support anyone, and didn't have anything to say. They certainly don't seem to be writing a "LEAVE" letter.
    Yea there were figures that 21 I think that signed it have had eu funding


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    BBC receives EU funding, that's why.
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    (Original post by otester)
    BBC receives EU funding, that's why.
    Already refuted.
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    (Original post by paul514)
    Yea there were figures that 21 I think that signed it have had eu funding
    Most big companies have had some form of EU funding at some stage. But still you don't understand the point - 70 no signing the letter does not equate to 70 backing the LEAVE campaign, it equates to none of them backing the LEAVE campaign - unless they also endorse a letter.

    There's also no evidence that these 70 have not also had EU funding.
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    When I watch the BBC I notice a bias to the right, for instance talking exclusively about migrants when it is a mixture of migrants and refugees. They also include a lot of pro brexit material. What is most likely happening is that you, and i, are seeing a mixture of views which support our views and go against them, and only notice the ones which contradict what we already know, making relatively balanced coverage seem biased
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    The media in the UK are generally eurosceptic which is one of the reasons why the public in the UK is generally more eurosceptic than in other continental countries.

    The BBC is indeed more balanced but it doesn't look like it's rabidly pro-EU. Brits don't really know what pro-EU media look like. Read continental papers like Le Monde or El Pais and you'll realise the BBC is a balanced media outlet (with respect to the EU).
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    (Original post by typonaut)
    Most big companies have had some form of EU funding at some stage. But still you don't understand the point - 70 no signing the letter does not equate to 70 backing the LEAVE campaign, it equates to none of them backing the LEAVE campaign - unless they also endorse a letter.

    There's also no evidence that these 70 have not also had EU funding.
    I didn't say they did want to leave.

    They obviously don't care enough to stay either though


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    (Original post by gladders)
    Already refuted.
    Link or gtfo.
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    (Original post by otester)
    Link or gtfo.
    It's in this thread. It's only two pages long. Off you go.
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    (Original post by paul514)
    I didn't say they did want to leave.

    They obviously don't care enough to stay either though
    I don't think there's any obvious explanation. There could be dozens:

    They were not asked.

    They do support the leave campaign

    They don't want to get into the debate on a corporate level

    They don't want to make political points that may alienate some of their customers…
 
 
 
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