Broadcaster with supposed commitment to impartiality published video showing Tory Chancellor as superhero ‘on a mission to save the economy’ – but quickly deleted it
The BBC has hurriedly deleted a video that it published portraying Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak as a superhero ‘on a mission to save the economy’.
The video showed Sunak flying about the country in a Superman-style outfit:
But when its toadying content led to widespread comparisons with North Korean state propaganda, the BBC panicked and deleted both a tweet and an article on its website containing the embarrassing nonsense:
But the excruciating video was saved for posterity – including the sadly unsurprising crassness of Sunak literally handing cash to a line of unemployed people:
The BBC has previously been exposed doctoring a video of Boris Johnson to remove adverse audience reactions – and was rightly criticised today for the contrast in its treatment of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and its anything-but-impartial coverage of the Tories:
Sunak has taken the credit for coronavirus measures to which he had to be dragged kicking and screaming. The UK’s ‘furlough’ programme was only created after intense pressure from Unite and other unions forced the Tory Chancellor to u-turn on his plan to hand huge cash bail-outs to large corporations. Unsurprisingly, this was not reported by the BBC or other so-called ‘mainstream’ media.
If democracy depends on a functioning mainstream media holding the government to account, we are living in a post-democratic country.
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