Leader: Jeremy Corbyn.

Jeremy Corbyn.

Oh, and you thought you were getting impartial coverage?

Let’s see how this one pans out, shall we?

A media ethics watchdog group says the BBC’s “clear and consistent bias” against the Labour leader in its news coverage is so bad it is considering taking legal action against the broadcaster.

Press campaign group the Media Reform Coalition (MRC) published a study in July, which found BBC news bulletins gave twice as much airtime to Corbyn’s critics than his supporters during the Labour leadership coup in June.

It presented the findings to the BBC, but has been disappointed with its lack of engagement since.

The group — which is made up of academics, media campaigners, and civil society groups — is now considering whether to take the corporation to court to uphold its legal duty to impartiality.

The  BBC’s royal charter and operating agreement set out its “regulatory obligation” to impartiality. It says: “The BBC must do all it can to ensure that controversial subjects are treated with due accuracy and impartiality in all relevant output.”

Source: MRC research claims BBC is biased against Jeremy Corbyn – Business Insider


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