A Freedom of Information response obtained by The Commentator website has revealed that the BBC buys more copies of the Guardian than any other national newspaper. Nearly 60,000 copies of Rusbridger’s rag could be found in Beeb buildings between April 2010 and February 2011, over 10,000 more than the Daily Mail. That’s despite the Mail having a circulation approaching ten times that of the Guardian. The FOI response and all the BBC‘s newspaper stats can be seen below:
Guido is interested to hear how those who dismiss accusations of the Beeb‘s left-wing bias will spin the latest revelations. For the rest of us, should we really be surprised?