'Ukip have been given a boost in the run up to the European elections after Ofcom ruled that broadcasters have to treat them in the same way as any other major party.If the BBC do actually give UKIP equal status to Labour, Conservatives and the LibDems then the type of coverage will be similar to the Conservatives not Labour. The BBC's coverage of the Labour party will as usual be overwhelmingly positive with soft soap interviews and adoring comment. Meanwhile the BBC's coverage of the Conservative party will as usual be overwhelmingly negative with hard arsed interviews and negative comments. UKIP can expect the same or worse than the Conservative party because the BBC know what they want and it's a majority labour government.
The decision means Ukip will be given the same status as the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats for election broadcasts and news coverage of the May 22 contest.'
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Equal treatment for UKIP?
The Telegraph reports that: