For what it is worth, I had to record this.
An ICM/Guardian poll has found that support for the BBC has risen in the last five years with almost four out of five people believing it is an institution of which to be proud.
The poll showed that 77 percent were proud of the BBC, up from 68 percent in a similar poll from 2004. Some 63 percent thought the corporation provided good value for money, up four percent from five years ago. And support for the licence fee has grown from 31 per cent in 2004 to 43 percent.
Well, you can't fool all of the people all of the time, but this would seem to confirm that you can fool an awful lot of people most of the time.
Do you ever feel you are fighting a losing battle?