There is “clear evidence” that BBC is “biased against older women”, peers claim as they criticise corporation over sacking ex-Countryfile host Miriam O’Reilly.
Lords Dobbs, the Conservative peer and author of the original House of Cards series, said the dismissal of ex-Countryfile host Miriam O’Reilly raises “disturbing questions” about the BBC’s management.
“It’s folly to blind ourselves to the value of women presenters of a certain age whose looks and voices convey all the wisdom and experience of their years,” he told the House of Lords.
“Being a great newscaster isn’t simply a matter of getting lip gloss around the words of the teleprompter. Experience and understanding count.”
Now let’s consider the young totty that does get the job precisely because she can get the lip gloss around the teleprompter. Does this happen?
Well, seen any British TV recently? So, yes it does. And there’s always going to be that ageist anti-female discrimination while there’s that pro-totty bias at the other end. As the lay with the overly-pointy elbows pointed out only the other day.