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Don’t just focus on the BBC—class is a problem across the media

It's easy to have a pop at Auntie Beeb, but they're not the only organisation with some serious thinking to do

By Stuart Maconie  

The backlash to BBC pay figures reveals bigger problems in the media. Photo: CoffeeLover/Wikimedia Commons

The fallout from the Great BBC Pay Disclosure, 2017 did not include the atomic pulse wave of righteous ire at the corporation’s profligacy that the right wing press must have hoped for. That particular lobby surely yearned for something the MPs’ expenses scandal (and the tsunami of moral outrage that followed)—revelations about the baroque duck houses on Radio 2 presenters’ country piles, perhaps, or at the very least, designer garments to be rent in…

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