BBC STILL pushing #studentdebt falsehood

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BBC presenter Naga Munchetty

After the General Election result the Tories, in their desperation to check the ‘Corbyn surge’, started claiming that the Labour leader had rowed back on a supposed promise to cancel existing student debts.

This was an outright lie.

Labour’s manifesto had promised to end tuition fees – and the single interview on which the Tories and their media allies based their lie did not say what they claimed. The lie was thoroughly debunked on the SKWAWKBOX and elsewhere.

However, the BBC is still propagating it:

The Twitter thread makes clear that multiple viewers witnessed Naga Munchetty repeating the falsehood to viewers today on national television. Ms Munchetty may have been genuinely mistaken; most likely she was just repeating the script or briefing given to her.

Either way, it’s about a billion miles short of good enough for the national broadcaster we all pay for to be repeating not just Tory propaganda but already-discredited Tory lies as fact.

It would be well for the BBC and/or Ms Munchetty to retract the false allegation as publicly as they made it. Sadly, that is extremely unlikely to happen.

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11 responses to “BBC STILL pushing #studentdebt falsehood

  1. Complain to the BBC for al it is worth, I tend to avoid having a go at the news presenters as they have a script to follow. Don’t shoot the messenger.

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  2. You should not say things like that about Ms Naga. You will be accused of being a misogynistic troll. The BBC will have to issue Ms Naga with a token bodyguard as per Kuinsberg. You should know by now that the BBC doesn’t tolerate any criticism of it’s female “journalists” by you lefties, even if it’s true. You people will be drawing moustaches on Tory election posters next if you’re allowed to get away with it.

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  3. Simple way to deal with this is to withdraw from the BBC licence. They are making themselves obsolete.

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  4. As David Byrne sang…

    As I keep saying. ‘Stop paying the Tv licence..Go (legally 😛 ) licence free’.

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