BBC1 Controller Danny Cohen, smug arrogant idiot, or another right wing plant?
I have questioned for some time at the choices for prominent positions at the BBC and in Danny Cohen as BBC1 Controller the public broadcaster has taken another step in the direction of loss of credibility with the licence payer. On this week’s Points of View he answered none of the concerns put to him by the people who pay his wages and seemed completely oblivious as to why he should even bother trying to give any valid reasons for the actions of his department and chose rather to go down the tried and trusted route of other BBC management: I’ll ignore the points raised and just say what I like and you will listen.
This is my message to Mr Cohen: Only Fools and Horses would have been canned if you were in charge after it’s first season – so perhaps you’d be more at home with FOX than the BBC.
Or perhaps, as I suspect, Mr Cohen is just another tool of the right to undermine the public trust in the BBC and he’s just another nail in the coffin of the national public broadcaster.