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Anne Diamond blasts BBC ‘wokery’ as broadcaster prepares major revamp

today29/10/2023

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Anne Diamond has hit out at the BBC’s “wokery” following their decision to shake-up its complaints system.

The broadcaster’s director general, Tim Davie, is set to take on direct responsibility for overseeing its complaints unit.


The BBC has been mired in controversy in recent weeks over its reporting of the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

The corporation has received hundreds of complaints from the public over its refusal to call Hamas terrorists.

Anne Diamond and the BBC offices

Anne Diamond has hit out at the BBC’s ‘wokery’

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Commenting on the current state of the broadcaster was presenter David Hamilton, who accused them of having a left-wing bias.

“The BBC has apparently toughened its complaints system”, he said.

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“It’s easy to knock the BBC but I remember the days when it was regarded worldwide as the finest purveyor of news.

“The BBC World Service was a voice that was heard and respected everywhere, but I think a left wing element has crept in.”

Agreeing with the sentiment was GB News’ Anne Diamond, who added “it’s wokery”.

Wading in on the discussion was Emma Woolf, who questioned why the shake-up does not mean the BBC will be regulated independently.

“It’s exhausting on the BBC, there’s an obsession with balance”, she said.

“Why isn’t it an independent review when things go wrong, which is increasingly happening?

“They got themselves caught up in all sorts of messes. It would help them.”

Ministers found in a mid-term review that since the Royal Charter was renewed in 2017, just 25 complaints of bias were formally upheld by the executive complaints unit (ECU).

The structural BBC change will see Peter Johnston, the director of editorial complaints and reviews, reporting directly to Davie, according to The Telegraph.



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