Election coverage seems last straw as petition to sack BBC political editor is revived


It seems everybody who isn’t a Tory is fed up with what they see as blatant bias on the part of BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg.

Having been a part of the recent elections, This Writer hasn’t see much of the TV coverage so it would be improper to comment.

For those of you who have, here’s the text of a 38 Degrees petition that was started in January but is receiving more attention now.

If you think it is correct, why not click the link and sign it yourself?

According the the BBC Charter, the BBC and its representatives MUST remain neutral in it’s approach. Laura Kuenssberg has completely violated that directive so can no longer function as a representative of the BBC. She must be sacked. http://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguid…/guidelines/impartiality/

Why is this important?

On 6th Jan 2016 on BBC News at 10 Laura Kuenssberg, the BBC’s political editor, with a range of other pressing political issues on offer, engaged in a focussed tirade against the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn.
The impartiality of the BBC is integral to it’s existence and is one of the core directives in the BBC charter. As a representative of the BBC, and a high profile one at that, Laura Kuenssberg failed in one of the key tenets of the BBC’s Royal Charter.
Both Laura Kuenssberg and the BBC must be held to account on this.

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11 thoughts on “Election coverage seems last straw as petition to sack BBC political editor is revived

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      The petition has been taken down, due to sexist comments.
      Call me a paranoid conspiracy theorist, but does anybody smell a rat?

  1. paulrutherford8

    I was a counting agent today but during the break between counts I had a look at twitter.
    There were tweets from people of all political parties *including* tory, who were complaining about her.
    Enough said.

  2. roybeiley

    I saw her ranting about a Labour Party memo “which just happened to be seen by the BBC” (sic) setting out the “excuses” they would make for such a poor electoral outcome. After the silly little schoolgirl with about as much wordly wisdom as gnat finally shut up, John McDonnell responded in his usual, calm voice by telling her “Yes, I wrote some of that. You have to have a script to deal with a variety of outcomes and the one you refer to is just one of several”. I could not resist clapping my hands and whooping to see her put down with such ease. No huffing and puffing and bluster. Just telling her very politely of course, that she was little more than someone with a n economics/political degree who had no political nouse who was merely trying to sound as if she understood 5hings but in reality was only reading from a very biased script written by some scared news editor at the BBC. Probably got Whittingdale to sign it off first.

  3. John

    I have signed the petition and asked others to do so.
    My primary complaint about Kuenssberg is that she is a third-rate journo-hack who only ever offers mere opinionated nonsense instead of any useful analysis.
    I have recently moved house and am in the fortunate position of being able to cancel my TV licence subscription – something even more pleasurable if it means not having to contribute towards her absurdly reportedly more than £200,000 annual salary.

  4. Brian

    BBC must be snowed under with ‘Tory’ bias complaints. I made two recently, non of which contained reference to ‘Tory’ bias. The replies (Std), both cited ‘Tory’ bias!

  5. mrmarcpc

    There’s a lot of awful, clueless, unprofessional, supposed journos and presenters on the BBC right now, just look at how Newsnight has become, when Paxman was still on it, it had class, integrity, professionalism, now, with Evan Davis at the helm, it’s gone right down the toilet, he is useless, clumsy, bumbling, totally unprofessional, he completely out of his depth and you can see it, there needs to be a severe shakeup at the Beeb and soon!

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