Sunday, 1 November 2009

Complaint to the BBC

I don't know how I missed this one. If I missed it then maybe some of you have.

Please take the time to read it and respond with the appropriate action.


On 21st October a record audience tuned in to Question Time to hear the views of Nick Griffin, MEP and other panelists on important events happening right now. Issues like the national postal strike, new bankers bonuses and the increasingly bloody Afghan war. Instead the BBC, in a desperate bid to placate Labour opposition to Nick Griffin's appearance, caved in and changed the format of the program to a BNP witch-hunt. Instead of a serious 'flagship' programme it was a pantomime in which Nick Griffin was cast as the villain.

Three panelists and the Chairman appeared to have remarkably similar briefing notes. Heavily biased questions came from clear opponents of the BNP. A carefully selected audience booed and jeered whenever Nick Griffin, MEP, spoke.

If the program attempted to 'expose' BNP policies it failed miserably since there was scant discussion of them. There were only real or fabricated quotes attributable to Nick Griffin flung around. Nick Griffin was bullied by a biased panel and chair in front of an unrepresentative audience.

As the hysteria begins to subside the BBC should regain its good name by being courageous enough to run a normal QT which includes Nick Griffin. Only then will the public be able to judge the policies of the BNP in fair debate. Only then will the BBC be seen as truly impartial.
As lovers of freedom and democracy I hope you will spare a moment to sign this petition which seeks redress:-

"We the undersigned:

1. Support the BBC decision to invite Nick Griffin to appear on Question Time.

2. Denounce Labour Ministers for seeking to interfere with the editorial independence of the BBC and undermine its' duty of due impartiality.

3. Denounce the partisan and biased nature of the show and the abandonment of its' normal format.

4. Urge the BBC to produce an edition of Question Time at the earliest opportunity including Nick Griffin, MEP, where he is given the opportunity to comment on topical news items alongside other panelists.

5. Urge the BBC to publicly apologise to Mr Griffin for the harassment and demonisation he was subjected to.

This is not a Party political issue and by signing this petition I make no statement in support of the policies of the BNP. Simply fair play.

You might also want to make a complaint to the BBC about this disgusting programme using their online form:-

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