The BBC And TV Regulation

According to British television regulators, the CNBC TV show “The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board With Stuart Varney” is a marketing device for the Wall Street Journal, and is therefore not shown in the UK. Apparently this is a thinly-veiled attempt to retain market power for the government-run BBC television programming. The editorial on this censoring highlights some of the most exasperatingly contradictory features of the UK’s regulatory environment, and the unsupportable continuing government protection of “the Beeb”.