bovlomov wrote:The unquestioning amplifying of anonymous Downing St sources, setting the talking points for the whole day. It happened throughout the campaign (and indeed for months) on all sorts of stories. The decision that Labour's anti-semitism was worth headlines throughout the day, while Tory xenophobia is ignored. The political correspondents' policy of never challenging demonstrable lies - obviously a benefit to a party that has nothing but lies. A bias towards Brexity BBCQT panelists and audience members. Laura Kuenssberg's gushing and embarrassing profile of Johnson. The repeated interviewing of people known to be hostile to Corbyn (John Mann, Ian Austin and co).
It's not that any of those single items should have been excluded, or not even that all of the anti-Labour coverage was untrue. But it is in the selection of stories and their prominence that the propaganda is done.
If anyone has any credible evidence to show the BBC has been anti-Brexit or pro-Labour, I'd like to see it. I mean - Marr, Robinson, Kuenssberg, Neill?
From what I've seen I agree about the pro-Tory bias (or am I just very anti-Tory?
), certainly I've never 'got' the Antisemitism nonsense. But that bias been there for years, while the Tories have only been seen as the
major Leave party for a short time. Labour were officially pro-leave in the 2017 campaign, and never really got around to saying otherwise. Most of the Tories originally campaigned to remain, unsurprisingly as they took us into the EU in the first place in '93 (and got emphatically booted out at the following election - though to be fair that's likely to be a coincidence).
Everyone's ghast should get a good flabbering now and then.