The BBC’s two nightly paper reviews differed drastically on Saturday evening
The BBC’s two nightly reviews of the following day’s newspaper headlines has often been criticised for effectively providing a free platform for the propaganda of the almost exclusively right-wing press – especially in an election period.
But on Saturday evening, a rare exception occurred. A headline in the Independent was displayed and discussed extensively – for almost three minutes – showing that Boris Johnson was warned about the risk of early release for terrorists before the London Bridge attack and that Labour has halved the Tories’ polling lead in just one week.
Or at least, it was in the 10.30pm review.
By the time of the second review at 11,30pm, it seems word had gone round that this just wouldn’t do – because that version of the review showed the Independent’s front page in a readable resolution for just nine seconds:
Both pieces of news are vital, in the wake of the London Bridge atrocity and in the run-up to election day in less than two weeks – and should be known by everyone.
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