As the SKWAWKBOX pointed out earlier, the BBC’s Nick Robinson blames independent (and almost exclusively left) media for the collapse in public trust of the ‘MSM’ (mainstream media) – but the BBC’s own report on its activities damns the state broadcaster’s failure to even approximate impartial, even-handed treatment of Labour and the Tories.
That report is deeply incriminating – but it’s by no means the limit of available evidence on the subject. The graphic below summarises just a few of the additional ‘failures’ that have characterised the BBC’s behaviour with regard to its political reporting:
Point number 9 is particularly apposite, given Mr Robinson’s new attribution of blame to the independent media for the fact that public trust in the MSM is at what must be an all-time low. A week is a long time in politics but it seems 22 months is an eternity in political reporting.
Finding examples of BBC impartiality-failures is a little like shooting fish in a barrel. Yet it’s the SKWAWKBOX and other independent media who are to blame for pointing out when yet another cod is crammed into it.
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