Friday 17 June 2022

Biassed reporting by the BBC again, as every day

BBC World a moment ago. "A Congressional Committee has heard more damning evidence about President Trump's attempt to overturn...." I switched off at that point. It is for the viewer to decide what is damning (and damning is a very strong word, though not for the sophisticated BBC). The BBC was always biassed (against Mrs Thatcher, for example) but not like this. A worse example of its partiality is its continual use of the word 'false' rather than 'strongly disputed'. 'False' is a value judgment and has no place in a news report. Besides, it is impossible to prove a negative. BBC journalists, who tend to have gone public school and Oxford or Cambridge, should know that.

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