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The latest speculation over the BBC shows it is going to be a big part of the ‘culture wars’

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It is clear the arguments over the broadcaster’s status and how it is viewed – both by the public and those in power – will not be going away anytime soon, writes Chris Stevenson

The BBC has faced mounting criticism from some conservatives
The BBC has faced mounting criticism from some conservatives
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he suggestion that Paul Dacre, the former Daily Mail editor and Charles Moore, a former Daily Telegraph editor, are favoured for the roles of chair of broadcasting regulator Ofcom and BBC chair respectively has certainly sparked debate.

As you will see from our letters page, readers have been quick to have their say – and the two possible choices for what are powerful positions in the media landscape would be controversial to say the least, as Rob Merrick points out in his story today.

When asked if talks had taken place with the two men, Oliver Dowden, the culture secretary, told the BBC's Andrew Marr: “I have conversations with people all the time.”

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