James Delingpole examines Jeremy Paxman’s belief that the BBC is¬†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 the¬†Guardian, he talks about his love-hate relationship with his employer.
‚ÄúIt is smug. I love the BBC in many ways, but at the same time it has made me loathe aspects of it, and that‚Äôs a very odd state of affairs. When I see people being given ¬£1m merely for walking out of the door, when I see ¬£100m 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 public‚Äôs patience?‚ÄĚ
He goes on: Read more »