If ever a programme was going to trend on Twitter it was surely bound to be Countryfile.
Last night #countryfile was the third most popular hashtag on Twitter. It 'exploded' with accusations of BBC bias, thousands upon thousands upon thousands of them.
Why? Because Countryfile had broadcast a report on fox-hunting that wasn't anti-hunting. The saboteurs and associated types went crazy - and not crazy like a fox, more like headless chickens.
It wasn't the only Twitterstorm against BBC bias yesterday from the nation's lefties. Battalions of them launched angry tweet after angry tweet after angry tweet denouncing the BBC, saying that Andrew Marr is worse than (
Hitler) Nick Robinson and a 'Tory stooge'. Why? For his heavy interrupting of Labour Ed Balls and his allegedly much lighter treatment of Iain Duncan Smith.
Now, in fairness to the Twitterati, Andrew Marr did interrupt Ed Balls rather more than IDS (32 times to IDS's 20 times) and the questions put to Ed Balls were quite devastating (I thought) and doggedly pursued whereas those put to IDS were less explosive and less vigorously followed through.
But, oh left-wing Twitterati, two swallows don't make a summer. You've got to examine a programme over several editions to show it's not just a one-off, as the BBC always says. Go on, count interruptions over a few weeks if you think Andrew Marr is working for Conservative HQ! Go on, go on, go on, go on...