I came across a topic on Facebook which started with an image of an envelope being readdressed to return to sender and was putting forward the idea that the BBC should be defunded.
I was somewhat surprised as to why anyone would wish to do this as without funding there is obviously no BBC, so I left the following comment.
Why on earth would you wish to defund one of the best broadcast companies in the world?
I received the following comment.
Maybe because it’s not impartial anymore, maybe because their presenters put forward their own agenda, maybe because they are anti Brexit, maybe because we have no choice but to pay for a TV license or be hounded by their goons, maybe because they lie and manipulate, maybe because they have forced pensioners to pay for a license where it used to be free. They delude themselves, they are outdated, it should be free or charge a subscription and let’s see who pays for it, it’s certainly not value for money in my eyes. It’s rotten to the core, not to mention protecting paedophiles
I thought the reply was a little harsh on the poor old BBC so went gently to its defence with the following.
I think quite a few of those comments could be used against many modern broadcasters. This is a problem with getting old, I can remember when I was young we paid a TV Licence for the right to receive all the TV broadcast channels and the money from the Licence funded the BBC as the other channels were funded by advertisements. Now, nothing has changed with the BBC but those channels that were as such “free” have changed in that as well as having the revenue from advertising they now feel the need to charge us to receive their channels. I think there is a better case for getting upset with these broadcasters rather than the BBC.
I do not have the technical ability to remove the profanity to the bottom right of the envelope so I apologise to any readers who may be of a delicate disposition and hope that none take offence.