Friday, March 04, 2005

UK: "Okay, BBC, you can stay in business"

As reported in the International Herald-Tribune, the British government finally approved this week a new ten-year subsidy for the British Broadcasting Corporation, a strange hybrid of public and private media company in the UK. Unlike previous grants, however, the government this time specifically called for a radical overhaul of the BBC's top management, as a condition of receiving the money, and have urged the BBC to basically stop acting like the tabloids against whom they're competing, and be the government-sponsored class act they should be. Amen, sister - now will someone please mention this to the Fox network here in America?