If yesterday's media coverage of Margaret Thatcher's death, and the public reaction which greeted it, reminded us of anything it's that she was a lady who polarised the country.
In any debate between polar opposites anybody striving for the middle ground will invariably be accused of bias, often by both sides. It's the reason why both sets of football fans at a match are simultaneously capable of believing the referee is against their team. And so it is that the Daily Mail has inevitably accused the BBC of left-wing bias in its coverage of Margaret Thatcher's death.
It should be pointed out the BBC has also been heavily criticised for a pro-Thatcher bias after broadcasting gushing tributes to the controversial Prime Minister and a rather misty-eyed documentary which interviewed a host of her friends and admirers.
You only have to look at the Mail's own coverage and that in The Telegraph to see this is a woman who some people still believe did little wrong. So it's unsurprising then that the BBC daring to mention strikes, poll tax, poverty and mass unemployment - let alone Pinochet and Apartheid - has jarred with those intent on remembering a rose-tinted version of Thatcher's time in office.
The Mail has picked out a few tweets which support its claims of "disgraceful bias". Tweets such as:
"Shameless Marxist BBC, Ken Livingstone. Tony Benn. You name the socialist, they've interviewed them to try and ruin the memory of this great lady."
"Baroness Thatcher a great leader of 20th Century, BBC brings on the haters and emphasises insignificant disturbances. Angry about the bias"
That will presumably be "insignificant disturbances" like the poll tax riots and the miners strike.
While trawling for such blinkered criticism of the BBC it seems the Daily Mail missed a great many more tweets like these...
"The volume of pro-Thatcher reporting across the BBC over the last 36 hours is actually starting to disturb me now. #bias"
"At last! 26 hours of pro-Thatcher propaganda on #BBC and finally Alexis Sayle is first voice of dissent.”
"Do something good...sick of the Chris Patten led pro Thatcher diatribe across the BBC? Then complain..."
"Shame on you, BBC. Revisionist lickspittle cap doffing cowards. Your pro-Thatcher bias is quite disgusting."
"BBC outdoing itself in pro thatcher toadying. For balance they found a soundbite of scargill sounding like hitler."
"We are going to have put up with so much pro-Thatcher nonsense in the media and on the bbc for the next few weeks."
"What's with all the pro-Thatcher propaganda on the BBC?"