This is for all the Moffat fans who think it’s horrible that people want Moffat to resign from the show, or worse yet, get fired from the show. And that it’s even more horrible to actively try and get him fired.
Wanting Moffat to leave doesn’t mean we want revenge or or that we wish him ill. It’s not like “my neighbor keeps stealing my parking space so I’m going to talk trash about them to their boss at the supermarket and get them fired.” Moffat’s job is to create something that’s seen by the public. Satisfying the public is a legitimate measure of his job performance, and if he doesn’t do his job well, he should be removed.
And it’s not JUST about satisfying the public, either. The BBC is a non-commercial network. It doesn’t exist for the purpose of making money, or of getting the largest possible audience. Its mission, as defined by British law, is to provide a public service for the people of Britain. (Audience size does factor into it somewhere, because if nobody is watching, then the public is not being served.) If a show is sending harmful messages, as I believe Moffat’s Who is, it should be changed.
Also, jobs like Moffat’s are never expected to be permanent. You don’t get a job as a showrunner and expect to continue doing it until you retire. Hardly anyone has been in the position of showrunner/executive producer/head writer (or whatever you want to call it; the position and its duties have changed over time) as long as Moffat currently has. There’s something to be said for periodic changing of the guard in order to keep the show fresh; it’s legitimate to call for his removal for that reason alone.
Moffat also makes a whole lot more money than your supermarket-checker neighbor who steals your parking place. I’m sure he’d do just fine without the income that Doctor Who brings him.