The Sun today publishes an investigation alleging that the BBC is Blatantly Biased Against the Conservatives.
Evidence it cites includes an episode of the Basil Brush Show on BBC2 which featured a mock election with a character called “Dave” who won after promising everyone free ice cream but who was later arrested because the dessert turned out to be out of date.
The Sun also claims that Labour panelists are given more time to speak on Question Time and that BBC News gave disproportionate coverage to row over Tory donor Lord Ashcroft’s tax status.
The Sun makes no secret of its own political leanings after signalling last September that it would be urging its readers to vote Conservative.
Meanwhile, exclusive research commissioned for the April edition of Press Gazette magazine is set to show that specific media outlets have very little effect on people’s voting intentions. Watch this space for more on that story.