BBC bias

Discussion in 'General football forum' started by scousemanc, 27 Jul 2018.

  1. scousemanc

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    I have the BBC homepage as my homepage so it's the first site I open every morning for news, weather, sport. I have felt for some time that there always seemed to be some headline related to United or Liverpool. So I put it to the test and noted them all down over the last week or so.
    (Bear in mind that this is the BBC main homepage, not the football or even the sport homepage).

    17th July

    Man Utd's Sanchez misses US tour start
    18th July
    From Football Liverpool make offer to sign Alisson
    19th July
    Gossip: Man Utd considering moves for two Bayern players
    20th July
    Liverpool sign Brazil keeper Alisson
    Ibrahimovic on Pogba, Rooney and leaving Man Utd
    Ex-Man Utd player injured for a quarter of his career

    22nd July
    Klopp 'does not care' about criticism
    24th July
    Premier League transfer news & football gossip. Live now. <picture of Harry Maguire>
    Next step is winning trophies - Klopp

    25th July
    Mourinho avoids league title question
    From Man United

    26th July
    Gossip: Man Utd want to sign England defender Harry Maguire
    27th July
    Gossip: Will Man Utd sign Perisic?

    So out of 11 days, only 2 days didn't have a United or Liverpool (or both) headline.
    Incidentally there was only 1 City related headline in the same period and that was Hart wanting a permanent move away.

    I suppose we all knew this anyway.



     
  2. Prestwich_Blue

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    There’s an interview somewhere where a senior BBC employee admits they chase ratings, hits, clicks, etc. so you shouldn’t be surprised.
     
  3. All of the BBC's reporting is slanted, or plain bent, on all subjects.
     
  4. Pigeonho

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    Hasn’t it been discussed to death anyway? United and Liverpool will always attract more clicks. That’s why these outlets have so many stories, often mind numbing ones, about those clubs.
     
  5. manimanc

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    Have you been saying "massive" again? :)
     
  6. Pigeonho

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    Ha! Merely pointed out the media thread is thriving with this kind of stuff.
     
  7. meeesh

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    Always spot on for the weather though,use them religiously for that
     
  8. Fred_Quimby

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    The relative new head of sports web content was recruited from across the canal at old toilet. Need to say any more?
     
  9. manimanc

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    I'm sure it'll get moved/merged in due course.
     
  10. dickie davies

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    Put a united headline on the front page and there's a potential for 659,000,000 clicks don'tcha know
     

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