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The Tele trumps BBC's scrutiny of Government

I LISTENED to Stephen Nolan trying to defend the BBC licence fee on Radio Ulster. He stated that the reason the BBC should be publicly funded was that, as a public service broadcaster, it was their duty to hold the Government to account.

Well, in my humble opinion, the Belfast Telegraph, News Letter and UTV do a far better job of "holding the Government to account" and exposing wrongdoing than the BBC. They tell the news as it is. I am not forced, under pain of imprisonment, to fund the Belfast Telegraph, News Letter, or UTV.

I am, however, forced to fund the extravagance, waste and abuse of the licence fee by a morally bankrupt public sector broadcaster.


Lisburn, Co Antrim

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