The BBC has been dreadfully left-wing since like forever.
Margaret Thatcher even thought that they “assisted the enemy” at the time of the Falklands war.
Margaret Thatcher thought the BBC “assisted the enemy” during the Falklands War by broadcasting “the next likely steps” in the campaign before they took place, documents published for the first time on Friday will disclose.
The former prime minister wrote that she was “very angry” at some of the corporation’s coverage, which she thought placed more value on reporting the latest developments than on “the safety of our forces”.
In her autobiography, Baroness Thatcher criticised the “chilling use of the third person” in bulletins that referred to “the British” rather than “our soldiers”. But she had already written a far stronger attack on the corporation in a private memoir of the conflict, which will be released on Friday after her family donated it and other papers to a public archive in lieu of inheritance tax.
The 17,000-word account, which Lady Thatcher wrote by hand in 1983, a year after the conflict, highlights for the first time the extent of her frustration at specific aspects of the corporation’s coverage.
“Many of the public (including me) did not like the attitude particularly of the BBC and I was very worried about it,” she wrote in the note, which she kept secret even from her private secretaries. Read more »