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Helen: but the BBC has disgraced itself.

BBC admits 'mistake' in editing out laughter at Johnson in TV debate

The BBC has claimed it made a "mistake" in editing a clip where it cut out an audience laughing at Boris Johnson, insisting the decision was made due to time constraints rather than political bias.
In a sign of the changing power dynamics between the BBC and its viewers during this election, viral online videos claiming to highlight aspects of BBC bias are increasingly reaching larger audiences than the original programmes.

The original Weekend News bulletin attracted just 1.6m viewers across both BBC One and the BBC news channel on Saturday, fewer than the number who have watched Facebook and Twitter clips highlighting the BBC's decision to edit out the laughter.

by Bernard on Mon Nov 25th, 2019 at 09:03:20 PM EST
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How it happened ...

Video clip

h/t Nick Flaks

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Mon Nov 25th, 2019 at 10:22:53 PM EST
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A Owen Jones has pointed out in a podcast, the problem is that every BBC "mistake" benefits the tories and they keep on doing it.

but even worse it's the almost daily sins of ommission where stories that are picked up by almost every body else simply don't make it onto the BBC if they show the Tories in a bad light.

but they're willing to believe anybody who slags off the Labour party.

It's just laughable. In fact, it's so bad that, as that story shows, people are more likely to see the online debate about the BBC bias than they are the original story. They're losing more credibility each and every day. It's very sad. I used to be proud to have worked at the BBC, but even as I left the warning signs that all was not well were there.
 

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Nov 26th, 2019 at 05:52:31 PM EST
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Did you contemplate or exercise a lateral move to the Guardian?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 26th, 2019 at 06:21:37 PM EST
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I was nowhere near editorial or journalism. IT support and I was getting fed up with finding myelf unable to trade on eperience. Yes, I was (and am) lazy, but you end up wondering why you bother when 18 yr olds are just as capable of doing the job.

So, when I left, I tried to do something else (and failed spectacularly).

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Nov 26th, 2019 at 07:01:26 PM EST
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I know that ahh disappoint well.
< wipes tears >

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 26th, 2019 at 07:11:42 PM EST
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I intended to type disappointment, but did not realize that goal.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 26th, 2019 at 07:14:15 PM EST
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