Today’s news headlines – what should they really be?

Last Updated: November 28, 2020By Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

As a sort of intellectual exercise, I’ve just been through Twitter looking at what the main talking-points were, and comparing them with the BBC’s headlines.

It seems to me that the headlines should be:

  • Keir Starmer has provoked Labour groups across the UK to launch ‘no confidence’ votes in his leadership after banning discussion of the way he has mistreated Jeremy Corbyn.
  • Rishi Sunak dubbed “Richie” after it was revealed his wife is richer than the Queen and he omitted this from his list of financial interests.
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg declares that the government is using taxpayers’ money to boost the economy, while failing to declare the income of his own business or to pay taxes on its profits (he has based it in a tax haven).
  • Nadia Whittome, an apparently left-wing Labour MP, criticised for verbally attacking left-wingers in her own constituency party.

But the BBC reckons they are:

  • Hospitals are warning that they could be overwhelmed without a stronger ‘tier’ system to define Covid-19 risk in England. (Isn’t this a story about Boris Johnson’s lockdown failing?)
  • Michel Barnier arrives in the UK for facemask-to-facemask Brexit talks.
  • Public sector urged to be open about its use of computer modelling algorithms.
  • Boris Johnson appoints new chief of staff.

Some of those BBC reports are of fairly wide importance but shouldn’t the BBC be reporting what interests people, too? Is Auntie trying to divert us away from the problems of Labour’s right-wing would-be-dictator and the corruption inherent in Conservative ministers?

What do you think?

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  1. Stu November 28, 2020 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    My news reading regime now tends to be BBC first then Sky News and RT to see what the BBC is deliberately omitting as they don’t even try very hard any more to disguise it.

    I know, it’s a bad day when you have to rely on (biased) Sky for the truth !

  2. Frances Kay November 28, 2020 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    I’d also like to know what’s happening to Nazarin Zaghari-Ratcliffat her new trial?. What is happening to Julian Assange?

  3. Jeffrey Davies November 28, 2020 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Don’t be stupid the BBC the Tory broadcasting ally of the Toerags yet stammer the spammer won’t anytime soon show true labour red while he destroys the party

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