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SaucissonSecCy
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Sky, Kay Burley and Adam Boulten in particular, seemed to be rooting for the Tories. They were going a bit mental when the coalition talks were touch and go.
Seem to be is a bit of an understatement. Paxman and Nick Robinson are definitely Tories. Not sure about Emily Maitlis, Kirsty Wark etc..think they may be Labour.
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Must be why the Tories wanted him to stand as their candidate for Lord Mayor of London.
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depends who they work for in general I would guess:

BBC - Labour
ITV - Conservative
C4 - hardest one, i'd guess either Labour or Lib Dem
C5 - Conservative
Sky - Conservative
Does Channel 5 still exist? Woah.

TV news is, legally and as a general rule, relatively impartial. So I don't know what difference it makes. Neil is definitely Tory though, and I'm delighted to have him.
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(Original post by jape)
Does Channel 5 still exist? Woah.

TV news is, legally and as a general rule, relatively impartial. So I don't know what difference it makes. Neil is definitely Tory though, and I'm delighted to have him.
Gadget Show.

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Neil ran the spectator and is a climate skeptic. Robinson wrote a book where he wets himself over Thatcher. Peston's documentaries are some of the most capitalist and euro-skeptic you can get. Evan is a Tory as is Paxman (albeit on the left of the party).

I'm surprised that Marr is apparently Labour, Snow definitely is. I can't think of many other decent Labour supporters.
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Robinson was once Chair of the Young Conservatives at university.
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Marr is aTory - can't stand watching his sycophantic Sunday TV drivel, so I don't, unbearable fawning over his fellow Tories, never hard challenge always giving
them a pass. Crap
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Most (good) journalists don't lean toward a political party. They usually have a political standpoint, but leave themselves free to criticize all parties. Paxman I'd say falls into this category. If I had to pick, I'd say left of centre.
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(Original post by Rakas21)
Gadget Show.

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Neil ran the spectator and is a climate skeptic. Robinson wrote a book where he wets himself over Thatcher. Peston's documentaries are some of the most capitalist and euro-skeptic you can get. Evan is a Tory as is Paxman (albeit on the left of the party).

I'm surprised that Marr is apparently Labour, Snow definitely is. I can't think of many other decent Labour supporters.
Peston is Labour. One of the few who is.

Journalists in general have a rather shocking pro-tory bias.
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As it stands at the moment, BBC staff are instructed to allow a conservative-bias in any interviews and a pro-Brexit stance. ITV are fairly neutral although won't put up an argument if the Tories are on top. Channel 4 and 5 are largely neutral but Sky is fanatically pro-Brexit to the point of fake news and staunch conservative. There are currently no pro-Labour broadcasters in the UK. Global Radio are unofficially run by the Home Office, reflected by their news and advertising policies.
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The BBC strike me as left of centre, unionist, monarchist, and europhile

Channel 4 are left wing and obsessed with ethnic minorities

Channel 5 I would say are conservative/right wing due to the constant shows mocking benefits and poor people like Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away and that show which gave benefit claimants a years worth of benefits to see what they would do with the cash. It was previously owned by Richard Desmond who previously owned the Express and was conservative/UKIP/pro brexit.

Sky is obviously conservative due to links with Rupert Murdoch and Kay Burleys' lack of effort to hide her love for the Conservatives and Adam Bolton also seems like a Tory despite apparently being New Labour.

ITV/ITN is the tricky one for me, I would say centre for them. STV the Scottish channel 3 are left leaning and maybe pro SNP, their political editor Bernard Ponsonby once stood for the Liberal Democrats but he was for sure pro Yes during the 2014 referendum, especially during the STV debate between Salmond and Darling were he was tougher on Darling than Salmond.
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He’s a tory now but was a socialist in uni
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The BBC is most definitely tory. It changed when Cameron put his people in when he became pm. People from the Murdock paddock were installed and then Kuesenberg or whatever her name is became head. Read the research. Everything is slanted in favour of tory party including QT. Even the person who picks the audience is a tory.
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