Alex Nunns is the author of The Candidate, the outstanding account of Jeremy Corbyn’s rise to the Labour leadership. Tom Mills is the author of two books, one of which – The BBC: Myth of a Public Service.
Neither, as you’d imagine, is naive about the BBC and its supposed impartiality.
However, both were shocked on Friday evening at the realisation that while the BBC had completely ignored a report linking 120,000 excess deaths with policies of the Tory government – it had treated a claim by a right-wing gossip site as credible enough to report:
The nature of the right-wing rag’s claim doesn’t matter. The BBC’s willingness to hide huge, crucial and indisputably newsworthy facts from the British public does.
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