Last week I signed a petition to stand up for the BBC:
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The papers have been full of Sky Chief Exec James Murdoch's comments, where he labels the BBC 'Orwellian' state-sponsored news. This comes at the same time the Government is considering top-slicing the License Fee to fund commercial news organisations. As the campaign group 38 degrees say: "Never has the BBC been so under threat. Now is the time to draw a line in the sand, and for us to stand up for the BBC and the excellent work this great national institution does. Sign our petition to support the BBC, together we can make a real difference in preserving the Beeb's integrity."
As regular blog readers will know I don't have a TV but use the radio - the BBC certainly has it's flaws but keeping the BBC is crucial. It is vital we look at ways of improving them rather than letting the big corporations have even greater hold over our news.