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How do the BBC report the Land Registry's 0.4% fall, out today? "House prices up in July?" "Prices rise 0.4%?"

No:

"House price inflation easing off"http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11108699

House price inflation in England and Wales is running out of steam, according to the latest figures from the Land Registry.

I get pretty fed up of unfair criticisms of the BBC's reporting bias, so I just thought I would flag this up.

Now you can criticise them for a lot of things, including the fact that here they seem to have mis-reported a rise as a fall!! But bias is not the problem.

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I never used to believe it when people said the BBC was biased, but over the last several months as prices have began to turn I have become convinced that the BBC reporting is bias towards price rises. I doubt there is any VI involved more likely just the BBC wanting to report 'good' news to bring in the readers.

If the continue to report the annual figure as they seem have started doing once monthly figures began falling they will have gone some way to redeeming themselves.

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How do the BBC report the Land Registry's 0.4% fall, out today? "House prices up in July?" "Prices rise 0.4%?"

No:

"House price inflation easing off"http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11108699

I get pretty fed up of unfair criticisms of the BBC's reporting bias, so I just thought I would flag this up.

Now you can criticise them for a lot of things, including the fact that here they seem to have mis-reported a rise as a fall!! But bias is not the problem.

Simple-Labour is out, Tories in. The Beeb have been the same since I was a lad (in the 50's). Biased? Of course they are, HP falls are the Tories fault, always.

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How do the BBC report the Land Registry's 0.4% fall, out today? "House prices up in July?" "Prices rise 0.4%?"

No:

"House price inflation easing off"http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11108699

I get pretty fed up of unfair criticisms of the BBC's reporting bias, so I just thought I would flag this up.

Now you can criticise them for a lot of things, including the fact that here they seem to have mis-reported a rise as a fall!! But bias is not the problem.

You're right, scott. With one article the last 6 years of monthly ramping is completely undone.

Gawd bless the BBC and their impartial reporting.

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You're right, scott. With one article the last 6 years of monthly ramping is completely undone.

Gawd bless the BBC and their impartial reporting.

I seem to remember that BBC Management were summoned and 'words' were said with some of the new GOVT ministers.

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Hold on a minute.. it's Friday so in my head I'm already down the pub with a few down me, but..

RICS say 0.4% fall and BBC report "house price inflation easing".

How is that a demonstration of the absence of bias. Surely reporting ANYTHING other than "house prices fell" is biased.

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You're right, scott. With one article the last 6 years of monthly ramping is completely undone.

Monthly ramping like "House price falls at new record" you mean? (May 2008) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7424309.stm

The BBC are far from perfect, but I do think that they get worse press on this site than they really deserve. I suspect most of the text for these so-called VI ramping politically-biased articles is just written by a junior member of the website team who would be amazed how much you guys read into them.

Hold on a minute.. it's Friday so in my head I'm already down the pub with a few down me, but..

RICS say 0.4% fall and BBC report "house price inflation easing".

How is that a demonstration of the absence of bias. Surely reporting ANYTHING other than "house prices fell" is biased.

The Land Registry say that prices *rose* 0.4% MoM but the BBC are focusing on the YoY figure being lower.

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The BBC are far from perfect, but I do think that they get worse press on this site than they really deserve. I suspect most of the text for these so-called VI ramping politically-biased articles is just written by a junior member of the website team who would be amazed how much you guys read into them.

Why dont you just change your signature to "I work for the BBC" and be done with it

The BBC ramp normally property and for once they have toned down their words, big whoop.

I also wonder why a piece about house prices is on the business page? surely this should be front page news like we had every month when they were "only ever going UP!"

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Monthly ramping like "House price falls at new record" you mean? (May 2008) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7424309.stm

Ah the good old days of 2 years and 3 months ago. Seems like a distant memory now. I used to earn interest on my savings back then. To report anything other than fact when the global economy was staring down the barrel of a shotgun would've been just laughable.

It was less than 2 weeks ago when the BBC regurgitated a press release saying that prices had fallen over the summer because people had gone on holiday. Like nobody's gone on holiday during the preceding 10 years of HPI! They also bemoan, unquestionably and uncritically, the lack of mortgage funding and credit availability as if that's the problem.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10990099

I suspect most of the text for these so-called VI ramping politically-biased articles is just written by a junior member of the website team who would be amazed how much you guys read into them.

Could well be. I can just imagine this 25 year old sitting there shitting his pants thinking "crumbs, I'm already in £30,000 NE on my shoebox luxury apartment. I can't report this!" :lol:

Either way, whether it's inexperienced junior hacks, lazy journalism or something more insidious entirely, it gets published, the people read it and they form their opinions accordingly.

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I made a complaint to the BBC last week wanting to know what stance Editorial staff and Management within the BBC held with regard to property.

I also mentioned that in Eire that people are now consulting lawyers with regard to possibly suing the journalists and programme makers who had ramped property over the past decade.

I have heard nothing back yet.

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I never used to believe it when people said the BBC was biased, but over the last several months as prices have began to turn I have become convinced that the BBC reporting is bias towards price rises. I doubt there is any VI involved more likely just the BBC wanting to report 'good' news to bring in the readers.

and I think still some fall-out from the 2008 accusations that the financial media were "talking the country into recession"...and that people like Robert Peston were irresponsible in reporting bad news, thereby causing panic......such actions were likened by politicians to shouting "FIRE" in a crowded theatre. It is clear that pressure was applied to the media in order to keep the economic story favourably spun . Some media sources have been noticeably cooperative, and if we ignore Peston's little indiscretion over Northern Rock, the BBC is one of them.

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Simple-Labour is out, Tories in. The Beeb have been the same since I was a lad (in the 50's). Biased? Of course they are, HP falls are the Tories fault, always.

They are all socialists now

It really doesn't make any difference

They are all trying to fix a broken system. Cameron and Osborne aren't conservative. They are just the same as all the others.

Politics is much more about individual ambition than ideology. Bliar is the perfect example of a 'career politician.' He was always more interested in self engrandisment than political ideology. Cameron is no different.

I am always reminded of Cameron's days as a PR executive for Carlton Television when he was described as an 'odious little $hit'

No doubt, when Cameron is gone, he'll have a lucrative career ahead of him as a well paid after dinner speaker/lecturer/bull$hitter.

They are all scum......endof and Amen

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Duh BBC is state controlled media, he who holds the purse strings and all.

It is like CCTV in China pretty much, state controlled, I find it funny when the BBC says state controlled media of China or North Korea when it iself is merely a propaganda channel.

CCTV in CHina does go a bit far though sometimes, recently a Linfen coalmine explosion the heroic 'rescue' was completely staged and faked. They showed 'miners' who had been trapped in the mine for weeks who came out as if they had just come out of the shower.

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How do the BBC report the Land Registry's 0.4% fall, out today? "House prices up in July?" "Prices rise 0.4%?"

No:

"House price inflation easing off"http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11108699

I get pretty fed up of unfair criticisms of the BBC's reporting bias, so I just thought I would flag this up.

Now you can criticise them for a lot of things, including the fact that here they seem to have mis-reported a rise as a fall!! But bias is not the problem.

I wouldn't bother yourself about it, there are a lot of idiots on this site who want to push their political agenda.

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