Email stuns Rick Dove – but it seems BBC can’t find what it wants
Londoner Rick Dove received a surprising admission – only the admission is surprising – from the BBC when he applied to be a BAME (black, Asian, minority ethnic) audience member on the BBC’s election night programme.
The BBC replied telling him they’d be very interested to talk to him – as long as he was an ex-Labour leaver who’s now voting Conservative:
And it seems this is the only type of voter the BBC is looking for at the moment:
It’s possible the BBC simply feels it needs that specific type of audience member for ‘balance’ – though anyone who watched last night’s debate between Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson or any episode of Question Time will know that BBC audiences are never short of Tory supporters.
But Mr Dove felt that the email indicates an agenda at the BBC:
Of course, the fact that they’ve received ‘hundreds of emails’ for the programme and still haven’t been able to identify the ex-Labour-turned-Tory-leaver they want is also suggestive of something else.
They’re a rarer phenomenon than the media keep telling us.
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