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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Welcome Media News, Probably

When I was in school I used to listen to it on shortwave every night at 11:30 to get an update on world affairs before dozing off. But BBC is different now. It now firmly falls into a left-wing hyper partisan news outlet that doesn't report news but sort of makes it up based on presumed facts on the ground. Here is just an example. But the welcome news is that the BBC may be winding down. There probably was a time when it could have continued on its past laurels. But that moment has long gone.

London, October 15: : The BBC is now in "its last stages" because budget cuts will make it increasingly difficult to maintain standards, the corporation' s world affairs editor has warned.

John Simpson, BBC's longest serving news reporter, said the corporation' s future is bleak as the world service was paying the price of the licence fee being "chopped away".

"The future? Well, I don't think that it's going to look very good for the BBC. I think the BBC we have known, for good or worse, is now in its last stages," the veteran correspondent, whose career at the BBC spans more than 40 years, told an audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Many creations in life outlive their usefulness and purpose. Surely BBC is one those creatures.