in the Guardian is "It's the BBC's rightwing bias that is the threat to democracy and journalism" (no, stop laughing, he did write that!) yet the blatant, continuous and worsening left-wing bias is certainly a threat to democracy (e.g. its chronic pro EU stance) and journalism (how much more omission, lies and agenda-setting can it possibly get away with?). He states "The truth is the BBC is stacked full of rightwingers" and then, most amusingly, goes on to list all of 7 people that include only one 'real' right-winger but also the old chestnut ("was chairman of the Young Conservatives" [sic]) Nick Robinson and wetter than wet Chris Patton: I hazard a guess that Owen himself is more right-wing than Chris Patten. I've been trying to read the comments but already at 1333 the system has probably crashed (well, I can't access it to add my tuppenyworth).
Off on a tangent, the picture I use is intentional: I wonder what his thoughts are now on threats to democracy and journalism in Venezuela...and after reading this I suggest he find out about Venezuela first.