BBC accused of Royal 'toe licking'
Republic, the British organisation who wants an elected Head of State, demands that the Beeb write real news not royal trivia, and states that they are promoting 'brand Windsor'.
The organisation (republic.org.uk) is keen to find more reports on royal bias and is asking for media students and journalists to help research this information.
Republic, an organisation who wants an Head of State, hits out at the Beeb for putting priorities in the wrong place.
The organisation (republic.org.uk) is also looking for media students and journalists to help them research sources into Royal bias.
"Republic has today slammed as 'uncritical PR' the BBC's report on Prince William's Charity Forum and has called for a review of the broadcaster's relationship with the palace.
Graham Smith of Republic said:
"The BBC has chosen to ignore a Charity Commission investigation into one of Charles's charities yet seem over-eager to promote William's Charity Forum in an uncritical manner."
"This story was simply not news, the Charity Forum was set up in 2006. William Wales should not consider himself newsworthy until he does something original and bold. Then and only then can he claim to be more than an ornament."
"William's comments raised some serious questions about the nature of the monarchy and the fact that he will have to spend years waiting to fulfil his 'destiny'. Yet there was none of the critical analysis you would normally expect from the BBC."
"We have serious reservations about the way in which the BBC reports the activities of the royals and we're calling on the BBC Trust to launch a review of the relationship between the broadcaster and the palace."