A Beeb internal memo
on "impartiality" acknowledges the network is left-wing, anti-Israel, pro-Muslim, anti-Christian, overly political correct, anti-War on Terror, anti-American, anti-countryside, and maybe just a little bit pro-OBL. A senior executive is quoted as saying "...we may have gone too far in the direction of political correctness. Unfortunately, much of it is...deeply embedded in the BBC's culture..." This bastion of multiculturalism is even willing to let news anchors wear a veil:
Among other issues raised in the summit was the question of whether or not veiled women should be allowed to read the news. The BBC’s diversity editor said that since news anchors were allowed to wear crosses, any news anchor should be permitted to wear anything they wished, including the veil. [emphasis added]
If Helen Thomas ever decides to make the leap from newsprint to broadcast, this could be a good policy.