Someone forces you to watch teevee at gunpoint?
Don't be ridiculous. The Hobbes household has been free of TV since 1994, and the idiot box isn't missed here.
Thing is though, the BBC also produces rather a lot of news coverage and other reporting. And it's also the one thing standing in the way of Rupert Murdoch and the other members of Club Idiot, all of whom would dearly love to extend the tabloid monopoly on stupidity in all possible directions.
Knowing a number of Beeb-people it's like any other corporation - management is often clueless or evil, grunts on the ground are often talented and hard-working.
Taking down the BBC would remove one of the few remaining sources of indepedendent-ish journalism in the UK.
It's true that the reporting isn't nearly independent enough a lot of the time, and promising 'inconvenient' pieces are often taken down from on high for purely political reasons.
But the alternative is too horrific to contemplate.
As for the usual Orlowski hit-piece on 'warmists' - I'll leave that to the people I know who study these things for a living.
If they had a news channel of their own, that would only be a good thing - not just because it would put creepy and morally questionable self-important poseurs like Orlowski out of work, but because people need to know what's really happening, and the bought-and-paid-for meeja are doing a predictably bad job of explaining the truth to them.