'At least a quarter of the UK public want the monarchy abolished. That figure rises to around two thirds for 18-24 year-olds. Support for the monarchy in Scotland, just prior to the Queen’s passing, stood at a lowly 45 per cent. It’s hard to see that climbing now with an even less popular monarch.
A clear majority of young people in the UK want to ditch the monarchy. That entire demographic, along with a sizeable section of older people, calling for a republic has been effectively cancelled by the BBC. Amid the great mourn-fest, you will search in vain for any such proportionate viewpoint.
Think about the dark implications of this deliberate exclusion. Why are this legitimate set of opinions being denied fair media exposure? In passing over that notable section of public sentiment, the BBC is abrogating its own proclaimed codes of impartiality and balance. And no BBC or other 'mainstream' journalist seems prepared to question it.'
It reminded me of tame dissident Emily Maitlis and her complaints about the beeb's brexit coverage:
'She suggested any fear by the BBC and other media outlets to fully tackle the impact of Brexit "feels like a conspiracy against the British people".
Recalling Newsnight's coverage, Maitlis said: "It might take our producers five minutes to find 60 economists who feared Brexit and five hours to find a sole voice who espoused it.
"But by the time we went on air we simply had one of each; we presented this unequal effort to our audience as balance. It wasn't." ' - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-62662212
Imagine if they put as much effort into trying to find republican views to counter the endless royalists they find to make brain-dead comments on TV. 29%, the percentage of the adult population who support abolishing the monarchy, is significantly greater than 1 out of 60 economists in favour of brexit and yet... silence. Rather revealing of the BBC's fake commitment to 'balance' and 'impartiality'. When it serves the power interests they will find a counter-narrative. (Climate change is another example of the media going to the ends of the earth to find contrary voices to the overwhelming majority of scientific opinion.) In cases where establishment interests are threatened and totally on one side of the debate, such as over issues of war, corporate profits, challenges to authorities or national institutions, suddenly there is only one side to the story. Funny how that happens...