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O/T(ish): The bias of on-line commentaries?
iBozz (IP Logged)
02 April, 2012 15:29
On another thread, a remark was made that the BBC Radio Newcastle commentary seemed well balanced enough. It was, I was listening.

Previous commentary threads, however, have complained at the bias of some reporters.

Let's examine this ...

Surely BBC national Radio (5 Live, Sports Extra, etc.) caters for a national audience and should report objectively.

Local radio, on the other hand, is just that, local "Parish Pump" radio, and one would expect them to support their local team. I would expect BBC Radio Manchester, for example, to be a little biased towards Sale, BBC Hereford and Worcester towards Worcester, etc. etc. as, after all, they should support local sides in all sports.

Stupidly blind, unthinking, totally and utterly biased one-eyed reporting (we can do no wrong, the opposition can do no right) reporting is clearly unacceptable, but a bias toward one's own home team on local radio is surely just fine?

I don't expect, or indeed want, local radio to be scrupulously objective, but I do expect national radio to be so.

Am I alone in this view?

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/2012 15:31 by iBozz.

Re: O/T(ish): The bias of on-line commentaries?
OxO2 (IP Logged)
02 April, 2012 21:06
You are absolutely right, sir. I don't mind it at all - however, only an England supporter could think that 5 Live offers a fair and balanced view of rugby. Even the Southern Brit - Ian Robertson can't help himself - and as for Inverdale and Dilly Dayglo on the TV smiling smiley Again, I don't mind it too much, but when LD tried to turn a discussion on Wales' Grand Slam into a discussion on how England were the team of the tournament, I did have to count to ten in front of the young Master OxO (Sm105)

Re: O/T(ish): The bias of on-line commentaries?
DaveAitch (IP Logged)
02 April, 2012 21:23
iBozz often is right, and he is here, IMVVVVVHO.

Re: O/T(ish): The bias of on-line commentaries?
FyldeShark (IP Logged)
02 April, 2012 21:30
Entirely agree

Re: O/T(ish): The bias of on-line commentaries?
SB14 (IP Logged)
02 April, 2012 21:34
I agree too.

Re: O/T(ish): The bias of on-line commentaries?
02 April, 2012 21:51
...and so do I.

Although the laughably one-eyed can be very entertaining such as Bleddyn and steve at Leicester.

Re: O/T(ish): The bias of on-line commentaries?
MikeGC (IP Logged)
02 April, 2012 23:21
listening to local commentary with a decent amount of homeward slant actually makes listening in slightly more enjoyable IMHuO. Sadly that's often carried over into national radio and more inexcusably by certain satellite based "pundits"

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