Shameless, appalling bias-by-omission to protect Tory leader and flaunt impartiality rules
The BBC’s habitual bias-by-omission was on appalling display on Thursday night as the BBC News review of the following day’s newspaper front pages made no mention whatever of the Daily Mirror’s headline on a gross insult to working-class people by Boris Johnson.
The Mirror regularly features in the BBC’s twice-nightly press reviews – but not on Thursday:
The Mirror’s front page was available in time for the review.
The BBC saw fit to include – twice – front pages about the Tories’ petulant dummy-spitting because Channel 4 replaced the cowardly Johnson with a melting ice-sculpture after the Tory leader chickened out of yet another round of public scrutiny.
But it found no time for a far more significant piece of news – Boris Johnson’s appalling insult to working-class people in a general election campaign where Johnson will be judged by working-class voters across the country.
Bias by omission is a standard BBC tactic – but it has been used to the point of parody by the BBC in this general election.
And tonight was a smoking gun of the broadcaster’s willingness – no, not willingness, eagerness – to hide the truth from voters and deprive the people of this country of a properly-informed choice at the ballot-box.
It must not be allowed to succeed. Spread the word.
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