If only the CBC would acknowledge their liberal bias...
A BBC executive admits their left-wing bias....
A senior BBC executive was accused of political bias last night after calling for the corporation to promote 'left of centre' thinking.
The Tories demanded an immediate retraction and apology from Ben Stephenson, the controller of drama commissioning across the Corporation.
Mr Stephenson made his remarks in a blog for a left-wing newspaper.
Defending BBC drama, he wrote: 'If we didn't all think differently, have different ideas of what works and what doesn't, wouldn't our lives, and more importantly, our TV screens be less interesting? We need to foster peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, stubborn mindedness, left-of-centre thinking.'
But Shadow Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the comments were a 'clear breach' of the BBC's impartiality obligations.
'No journalist or editor should be following a political agenda, let alone someone as senior as a controller', he said.
'The fact that this appeared publicly also arouses grave concern about many others who may have the same agenda privately.'