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Ben Stephenson, the controller of BBC drama commissioning, said thatÂ the corporation should encourage “peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, stubborn-mindedness, left-of-centre thinking.”
The hurried “clarification”:
He later denied that he had meant the comment to have a political meaning. “Like ‘left-field’, it is a phrase that I use with frequency when talking to the creative community to encourage them to develop and approach their ideas from a completely new perspective,” he said.
I don’t buy it.
We’ve had the same lofty assumption here, too, that a bias to the Left is no bias at all. Here’s David Marr, who used the ABC’sÂ Media WatchÂ to launch a jihad on conservatives:
The natural culture of journalism is kind of vaguely soft-Left inquiryÂ sceptical of authority. I mean, that’s just the world out of which journalists come. If they don’t come out of that world, they really can’t be reporters. You know, just find another job. And that is kind of a soft-leftie kind of culture.Â