Definitive commentary on the BBC from this football (oh, “soccer”, sorry) writer:
“It’s insane but we live in a country where it’s illegal to watch – or even own – a television unless you pay the BBC money.
You can’t argue about it.
You can’t demand money back for all the years they paid Sid Little’s wages. You can’t demand a rebate because you don’t want to see the bloody Proms or because Peter Sissons has a pointy head or because you think Andrew ’sexed up’ Gilligan is a liar.
You just have to pay. No arguing.
The BBC can and does put people in jail for not paying them money to watch TV. Even if they don’t watch the BBC much, or even at all.
You wouldn’t think that watching TV is a crime punishable by imprisonment would you? But it is.
Once the BBC has our money, they spend a lot of it pompously telling us how we should ‘get a different perspective’.
Of course, every weekend millions of us get a different perspective not by watching Jim Davidson on the Generation Game but by taking ecstasy and other mind-bending intoxicants, which is frankly the only way to endure much of the BBC’s output.
They also spend a lot of time and money interviewing each other about how impartial, perceptive and wonderful they are, even though it is increasingly untrue. “
Way to go.
Via Andrew Sullivan