I'm pretty sure that Lord Reith didn't have any
of the current lot of loonies, lefties and luvvies in mind!
As I have already alluded to, the real problem with the BBC is the way it's funded. Many folk have become fed up with paying for the 80% that is [censored] just to get the 20% that they actually want (you know, like the weather forecast), as well as funding the over-inflated egos
of a bunch of untalented "stars".
Whilst other folk (like me, for example) have became fed up with it being way over the top in the PC stakes (as in, bending over backwards whilst jumping through all
the hoops at the same time). I doubt that John Reith would have had much truck
with any of that
Perhaps I should point out that I haven't owned a television set myself for over twenty years, and hardly ever listen to the radio these days either. Not even Radio 4. And I gave up tuning in to BBC local radio after becoming fed up with Glaswegian accents on BBC Radio Gloucester (it's meant to be local
for [censored] sake)!
In fact my only interaction with the BBC is an occasional glance at their news website. But (as we know) "other sites are available", especially for folk who are interested in looking a bit deeper, or from a different angle, as it were.
But ... going back to the birth of television:- yes, that was back in the days when the BBC had a thriving and pioneering (obviously) engineering department. What has become of all that now?
Or maybe I'm mistaken. Perhaps they are amongst the twenty or so who have been frog-marched up to Manchester! Ha, ha.