James Delingpole examines Jeremy Paxman’s belief that the BBC isÂ smug, wasteful and unfair.
The BBC is a smug and wasteful “closed corporate culture” whose special, licence-fee-subsidised status “hugely distorts the marketplace.”
Well we knew all this already of course but it’s interesting to hear it from the mouth of one of the BBC’s starriest presenters, Jeremy Paxman.
Interviewed in theÂ Guardian, he talks about his love-hate relationship with his employer.
â€śIt is smug. I love the BBC in many ways, but at the same time it has made me loathe aspects of it, and thatâ€™s a very odd state of affairs. When I see people being given ÂŁ1m merely for walking out of the door, when I see ÂŁ100m being blown on that DMI [digital media initiative] thing, a stupid technical initiative like that, I start wondering: how much longer are we going to test the publicâ€™s patience?â€ť
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