Media 6 September 2010 Is the BBC biased to the right? Columnists quoting the NS Mark Thompson interview miss the point Print HTML A last word on my interview with the BBC Director General Mark Thompson last week. It was rather painful, if all too predictable, to read over the weekend several right-wing columnists -- including Peter Hitchens and Rod Liddle -- leap on Thompson's quote that the corporation had in the past suffered from a "massive left wing bias". Especially as there is a very strong case for saying that the BBC is -- if anything at all -- in league with David Cameron's Tories, as we saw last week, if not actively biased to the right, as my colleague Mehdi Hasan argued in an unmissable piece last year. › MPs to seek fresh investigation into phone-hacking James Macintyre is political correspondent for the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Why doesn’t Google autocomplete “Conservatives are...”? Sky’s gazumping is killing popular drama imports – TV with no viewers isn’t TV at all Could the challenge from ITV be just what the BBC needs?