Ex-BBC presenter switches off the television and listens to other news sources.
FORMER Sue Cook, a BBC presenter, has stated why she has stopped watching the BBC and is now getting her news from other sources.
In the most recent attack on the BBC, a former staffer has criticized the network, calling it “depressing.” Sue Cook, who co-hosted the BBC One factual crime show Crimewatch from 1984 to 1995, said she is listening to various news outlets in order to get a “more balanced view.” “It was simply depressing me and made me think, why are they like this,” Ms Cook told GB News. It was bringing me down, just like any other listener or watcher.
“I know a number of people who say they no longer listen to or watch the BBC.
“It’s been too terrifying.
“I listened to talkRADIO, where I felt I was receiving a more balanced perspective and hearing different points of view.
“On the BBC, you just don’t hear other people’s perspectives.”
It comes as Media Minister John Whittingdale says the BBC should widen its views outside its central London and Salford headquarters, but denies the government is launching a “cultural war” against the corporation and Channel 4.
Mr Whittingdale claimed that the BBC’s own executives were attempting to address accusations that it had previously been “too metrocentric.”
He also supported Channel 4’s potential privatisation, claiming that the broadcaster’s long-term future was at risk.
The BBC “has been very clear it wants a more diversified workforce,” Mr Whittingdale told the PA news agency.
“(Director-General) Tim Davie has established goals for the quality of staff representation, across gender and race racial background.
“And we’ve been very clear that it must reflect the UK as a whole – the nations and regions of the UK, not just individuals who live around central London or Salford.”
Cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg has said that the BBC is tarnishing its image for impartiality by repeatedly appointing persons from the political left, rather than the right, to key positions.
When asked about his colleague’s remarks, Mr Whittingdale said the BBC was in charge of recruitment, but that the Government had “made it clear that we think it’s very important that the BBC reflects all viewpoints, and that it should be diverse in terms of its employment practice and.”Brinkwire Summary News.”