BBC’s shameful abandonment of general election impartiality continues
On Wednesday, Boris Johnson’s lies about the NHS blew up in his face.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn revealed unredacted meeting notes that showed the Tories are at an advanced stage in negotiations to sell out the UK public to Donald Trump by forcing the NHS to buy expensive US drugs and parcelling out NHS contracts to US corporations.
And in Cornwall, a Johnson PR stunt backfired – again – as nurses challenged him to explain why he has suddenly found a ‘magic nurses tree’ as well as a ‘magic money tree’ – and at least one even refused to shake his hand because she doesn’t trust him.
Not only did the BBC fail to mention Johnson’s NHS embarrassment and its political editor Laura Kuenssberg spend considerable effort in dismissing the significance of the Tory-Trump talks – but the BBC’s @BBCPolitics Twitter account spent its time showing video of Johnson eating a scone and discussing whether to put jam or cream on first:
Labour’s Louise Haigh was stunned:
It was a day of utter scandal for the BBC – as the broadcaster was also revealed to have lied to Labour about Boris Johnson’s intention to appear for a tough interview with Andrew Neil, in order to secure Jeremy Corbyn’s participation.
Johnson had made no such commitment – and still has not – yet the facts only came out after Corbyn’s interview was broadcast and the whole media estate had used its contents for yet another wave of attacks.
The more the Tories fear defeat in this general election, the more the BBC is revealing the full extent of its rottenness, bias and disgrace.
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