Former BBC Reporter Dennis Sewell Says BBC Views Religious Faith as “a Hangover from a Bygone Age”
(19.06.2012) Dennis Sewell, who worked for more than 20 years at BBC News, produced a report which accuses the BBC of being over-considerate towards Islam — in marked contrast to its treatment of Christianity. Writing for The Telegraph, he says there are “certain people and things that the BBC institutionally doesn’t much care for”, including “evangelical Christians”. However, Sewell says the Corporation views “religious faith” as “a hangover from a bygone age”.
Commenting on the report, The Telegraph’s Cristina Odone writes “Religion is held in contempt – especially the Evangelicals and the Catholics, who are seen as hopelessly out of sync with progressive notions like gay marriage.”