BBC fails viewers with biased and inaccurate benefits coverage

Wed, 31/07/2013 - 14:25 -- nick

The BBC has been rapped by its own watchdog for failing viewers of the programme 'The Future State of Welfare'.

The show, fronted by Radio 4 attack dog John Humphrys, was shown in October 2011, and was found to be both innacurate and biased.

It was made to consider the government's welfare reform bill which was going through parliament at that time, and spoke to a range of claimants including those on incapacity benefit, the long-term unemployed, people on housing benefit and lone parents.

New BBC show will see taxpayers live on benefits

Wed, 10/07/2013 - 12:45 -- nick

Could the average taxpayer live on benefits?

This question will be asked by a new BBC 1 show - We All Pay Your Benefits - to be broadcast tomorrow at 9.00 pm, which sees The Apprentice's Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford challenge four employed people to live on unemployment benefits to try to get a better undestanding of the problems it brings.

Review – Saints and Scroungers

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 13:35 -- nick

Saints and Scroungers is the BBC’s daytime programme dealing with benefit recipients. As the title suggests, it divides human interest stories in to ‘saints’ – those who have received benefits in conditions of real hardship, and used the money wisely and well, and ‘scroungers’, those who have falsely claimed benefits.


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