Why The BBC Was Right To Interview Arron Banks

Brendan O'Neill fulminates on Spiked Online at the demands for censorship from those opposed to Brexit.

Imagine how self-important you would need to be to think you had the right to reverse a news organisation’s editorial decisions. I have been watching TV news for decades and never once have I thought to myself, ‘I don’t like what that guest had to say. I am going to write to this broadcaster to insist they never have him on again.’

Others, it seems, do think like this. They’re so convinced that the world ought to revolve around their opinions that they think nothing of trying to cast out from media life anyone who thinks differently to them.

Consider elitist Remainers’ efforts to have Leave.EU funder Arron Banks shunted from The Marr Show on BBC 1 this morning. Not content with trying to strangle democracy by preventing the largest democratic vote in British history from being enacted, now these people want to do over press freedom by heaping pressure on news outlets to change their editorial decisions.

Banks, of course, is the No1 hate figure of elitist Remainers …

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Brendan O’Neill is editor of spiked and host of the spiked podcast, The Brendan O’Neill Show


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1 comment:

  1. A good article which I essentially agree with but the author overlooks that other component of democracy - the right or power to lobby.