There have been a billion words written about the gender pay gap in salaries paid by the BBC announced yesterday and a little discussion about the ethnic pay gap which is equally as bad, if not worse, than the gender one.
But maybe the question should be what we want from a television and radio service that we are forced to pay for, maybe even if it should become a subscription service or forced to take advertising.
I'll admit to watching very little on the BBC or BBC Scotland. I watch Dr Who, Match of the Day and the tinky version we get of Scottish Football called Sportscene. I rarely listen to any of the radio output and didn't watch much of Wimbledon at all.
I rarely watch BBC news as it's about the worst news delivered, up there with Fox in my opinion, it's a propaganda machine that is about as Fake as it gets. It not only lies, it lacks balance and appears to be designed to maintain the UK system. Just look at their Royal coverage to see what I mean, I just don't sit and watch it anymore as life is too short.
Therefor, should the debate we are having not be about getting rid of it, selling it off. Now people will argue that tv will get worse, it can't get any worse in my opinion. Yes the BBC commissions some good nature programmes and documentaries I am told and some drama, but a drip of quality is not enough and again they can be part of the broadcasting license in the commercial agreements.
That can also still be funded via the commercial broadcasters and the argument that not everyone has Sky or Virgin is no longer relevant with freeview being around. Some people argue that we would lose large sporting events like Wimbledon and the Six Nations, so. Minority sports at best that again can still be paid for in a different way and on other broadcasters.
For me the BBC should purely be a public service broadcaster, not competing against the commercial companies if we must have it at all. Maybe it should just be news, and documentaries or educational.
Personally I would sell it off as it's not been fit for purpose for years, it was always a British propaganda machine to keep the natives in check and to promote the British way. We all saw the coverage during the referendum debate that was nothing short of a disgrace, and the political coverage in Scotland remains some of the worst anywhere, lacking balance and integrity at every turn.
I appreciate that what I think means little to anyone or the BBC, make a complaint and see the response you get and you will see how much your opinion matters. The best we can do though is to not pay the license fee which is illegal if you dare to own a tv, I have had people from abroad think we are mad putting up with that shit, or we can just not watch it which is what I tend to do.
If less and less people watch or listen to it then it will become an irrelevance that eventually even the politicians will have to take a stand on. For me the BBC is just pretty much rubbish that I resent being forced to pay for.