"Hey, Ron, how did you work that again?"
Posted by aogThursday, 29 January 2004 at 22:20 TrackBack Ping URL

So BBC workers have walked out in protest over the resignation of Greg Dyke, who resigned because of the Hutton report. I’m not surprised that the BBC staffers are backing the management - all the reports I’ve read is that the bias problem is pervasive.

However, the first thing that occurred to me is that UK Prime Minister Blair could clean up the BBC the way former President Reagan broke the air traffic controller’s union. Just lock out the protestors and hire replacements. See how long they stay on the protest line if their jobs start disappearing. Or, since unlike the air traffic controllers these people aren’t doing anything critical to safety or economy, just eliminate the positions entirely. It’s a wonderful opportunity to weed out precisely those who are most committed to perpetuating the bias at the BBC. It worked for Thatcher, after all…