BBC presenter’s cosiness lets former Tory chair Brandon Lewis off hook
On the same day it was revealed that the BBC is to broadcast a programme on ‘impartial journalism’ featuring a panel of anti-Corbyn journalists, BBC Question Time hit a new low last night as presenter Fiona Bruce got very cosy with former Tory chair Brandon Lewis.
Lewis was facing an awkward point raised by an audience member and Bruce initially pressed the point.
Then, as Lewis stammered and searched for an answer, she patted him on the arm and said, “Ok, I’m teasing you, I’m teasing you” – and then moved on, allowing the Tory MP to dodge the issue:
The interchange was spotted by Liam Lavery, who commented on Twitter:
So, a difficult question was asked to Brandon Lewis about David Cameron. Fiona Bruce noticed Lewis was struggling so patted him on the arm and said, “I’m just teasing you”. Unbelievable. #BBCQT
Bruce has been criticised previously for a lack of impartiality on the programme, with the BBC eventually admitting that she mocked Diane Abbott to the audience before a show in which the Shadow Home Secretary was about to appear.
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