Is there bias in BBC Question Time panel selection?

Update: This analysis was referenced in The Economist.

The BBC has been fighting back against accusations of bias in the selection of political guests. Such accusations are not new, but do they have merit?

In an attempt to defend the impartiality of the show the BBC Press Team recently published a graphic reflecting the political alignment of panellists.

Unfortunately the graphic is a bit scarce on the specifics of what the sources and the beeb have declined to elaborate on it or provide the underlying data.

Without the underlying data, it’s hard to know exactly what the graphic actually represents. …


Iain Collins

Software for news and media and civic tech. Cat herder. Director at Glitch Digital.

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