(Scotland) BBC Displays "Consistent Anti-Christian institutional Bias"

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: September 5, 2010

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith / Morals

Area of case: Media



Scottish Cardinal O'Brien says that detailed research into BBC news coverage of Christianity revealed a consistent anti-Christian institutional bias.

BBC reports that "in an interview with the Sunday Times, Scottish Cardinal O'Brien said: "(Our) detailed research into BBC news coverage of Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular, together with a systematic analysis of output by the Catholic Church, has revealed a consistent anti-Christian institutional bias." "... the BBC's director-general admitted that the corporation had displayed massive bias in its political coverage throughout the 1980s, acknowledging the existence of an institutional political bias." BBC reports further, that "the cardinal said that senior news managers had admitted to the Catholic Church that a "radically secular mindset and socially liberal mindset" pervaded newsrooms. Read the full story on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-11191992