The BBC likes to slur the English. It calls us racist, narrow-minded, snobbish, yobbish - you name it, if something slurs the English, the BBC loves it.
Recently, we've heard the BBC's anti-English hatred on the Welsh-produced Dr Who and we've heard it on BBC Radio One's The Surgery. I'm sure there are many other examples. But the CEP Media Watch has come up with a staggering example.
Here's the BBC's Bruce Robinson, writing about The Great Fire Of London on BBC British History:
With the country also at war with the French and Dutch, paranoid xenophobia - a familiar English trait - was rife.
Yoiks - so paranoid xenophobia is a familiar English trait?
Why? When? After all, England has seen many waves of immigrants. Why are WE in particular regarded as being paranoid xenophobics by the BBC? Sure, there are some problems, but there are in Scotland and Wales, too. In fact, in most places.
I've written to hate-filled old Auntie:
I was shocked at this comment on the BBC's "London's Burning: The Great Fire" article by Bruce Robinson:
"With the country also at war with the French and Dutch, paranoid xenophobia - a familiar English trait - was rife."
At times of war, paranoid xenophobia is, regrettably, often rife - and this is not confined to the English. I find this article offensive in the extreme, it is at the very least an example of anti-English bigotry and one unlikely to endear English people to the readers of the article.
I request that this comment is removed. I cannot imagine that this would have been written about the Scots or Welsh, although the BBC has often had cause to report outbreaks of xenophobia in those nations - including racist attacks on the English.
The BBC is gaining a reputation for anti-English bigotry, and now seems to be attempting to inflame public opinion against the English. I am very concerned.
The BBC truly defies belief at times.