The BBC has come bottom of four broadcasters in an informal poll of Twitter users for trustworthiness.
Asked which TV broadcaster they would trust to conduct a fair debate, an overwhelming majority of over 11,000 respondents chose Channel 4, with ITV News a distant second but still with almost three times the votes of the BBC in last place:
While not a scientific poll, it provides eloquent commentary on the public perception of the BBC’s abandonment of impartiality since David Cameron began the process of stuffing Tory supporters into key positions at the Corporation and especially its news and current affairs teams.
The BBC has been at the centre of controversy again this week, with accusations of attempting to ‘bounce‘ Labour into accepting it as the host of Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit debate with Theresa May in a format more likely to hide May’s weakness – and of featuring, twice, an actress dressed as a vicar in Brexit-related debates.
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