I have a rule, always follow the money. If Rupert Murdoch thinks that he can't compete anymore, what does our broadcasters have to compete against the likes of Netflix? EastEnders and celebrity chefs...
I wanted to listen to some "quality" Brexit analysis as I missed May's Brexit speech in the Commons yesterday, so I listened to the BBC Brexit podcast on Radio 5 last night at 6.15. What a load rubbish. Giggling and eating crisps and moaning how they can't get free booze when attending the EU summits anymore is all I heard.
I think the BBC may have had its day, but I'm nervous about getting rid of it completely.
Hasn't that story about all the high salaries disappeared quickly? Chris Evans is still paid his millions, news presenters are still paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to read from a autocue. What a joke.
Talking of "jokes" I am astonished the BBC got away with the Saville affair, considering a lot of the child abuse happened on BBC premises. I'm more astonished at the BBC's reaction to it all, by responding that the BBC "must do better." Not a single word about how they would protect child actors, or other kids on BBC premises, it was all about themselves.
I would be nervous about not paying for the licence fee anymore, but it would be nice if there were more flexible options, like pay to get access to BBC News and have options whether to subscribe to cbeebies or not. It would be not in my household.