Monday, 20 July 2009

BBC bias quantified

Craig of BeebBiasCraig has sent me a spreadsheet of his analysis of BBC reviews for the first half of July. It would seem that of the 20 interviews with the highest interrupt coefficients (iq) 11 were of Conservative MPs, including three of the top five. Of the BBC interviewers Andrew Neil is often described as being on the right of politics (compared to others at the BBC), but I was not surprised to see that four of the six of his interviews with the highest interruption coefficient were to Conservative MPs and five of the six with the lowest interrupt coefficients were to Labour MPs. Carolyn Quinn has four of the seven highest iq figures for interviews with Conservative MPs and six of the lowest seven iq figures to Labour MPs. That's the most biased examples that I can find. Maybe some more analysis later.

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