Should BBC continue to receive large amount of public money through the licence fee? In this article of Jake Gordon’s he states this background of BBC that it was founded by John Reith in 1922 with the vision for an “independent British broadcaster able to educate, inform and also entertain the whole nation, which will be totally free from political interference and other commercial pressure” after that BBC received its main source of revenue through a licence fee. The cost and requirement for licence fee have change with technology over the year.
Jake Gordon did a wonderful job of stating the separate paragraph of opposition to the licence. In this paragraph he states that there are some campaigns active to abolish the licence fee with the BBC and there are also some against this BBC license fee who think that they are targeting the poor people. BBC resistance is one of the most active online opponents to the licence fee. He also states that a campaign flyer arguing that “The BBC was the model for George Orwell’s Ministry of truth and no organisation has ever been its equal for doublespeak. The BBC prosecutes 130000 people a year. Many or most are on benefits. The BBC criminalizes poverty. Children in need are just more BBC double speaks. The BBC makes poor people poorer…”
In the second body paragraph of his article he discussed licence fee advocacy that although house hold with a TV must pay the licence fee, there is no obligation to own a TV .Also, those not paying the TV licence one can still enjoy free BBC radio and other online services which are subsidised by the TV licence fee. Here his argument is more effective and convincing to other people.
In the third paragraph of his article he also discussed about the future of broadcasting.