Andrew Marr just set the BBC’s case against the social media back a long way

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It seems unlikely Andrew Marr will be Nick Robinson’s favourite colleague for the next week or so.

After Mr Robinson spent many of the last few days trying to convince the world that the BBC isn’t biased, Mr Marr managed to tell us, on his show today (October8), that Labour’s conference this year didn’t discuss Brexit, and that none of the main UK political parties criticised the violence at the disputed independence referendum in Catalonia (or however you want to spell it).

He was wrong both times. Labour’s conference discussed Brexit twice …

… and Jeremy Corbyn most certainly did condemn the violence:

Here’s his tweet about it, sent while the violence was taking place:

This is important because the BBC cannot claim the moral high ground from social media writers like Yr Obdt Srvt while it continues to behave in exactly the way for which it has been attacking us.

Even more embarrassingly, Mr Marr’s mistakes (let’s call them) have justified the criticisms levelled at the Corporation by Channel 4 newsman Assed Baig on Twitter:

The challenge certainly gains credibility when the BBC comes out with easily-provable falsehoods on its flagship political interview programme.

In fairness, Marr Show editor Rob Burley tweeted a mea culpa a couple of hours later – but only a few thousand people will have seen it (his 8,000+ followers plus those of anybody who chooses to RT, or publish it on social media sites – ha ha – like This Writer) in comparison to the few million who watched the show.#

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1 thought on “Andrew Marr just set the BBC’s case against the social media back a long way

  1. Rusty

    BBC BRITISH BIASED CORPORATION their famous napalm/chemical weapon news report shows how based they are!

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