Monday 20 June 2016

Another incendiary intervention

With the House of Commons (at the time) about to pay tribute to Jo Cox, here's a transcript of the opening of a BBC-BBC exchange on this lunchtime's BBC One News at One which struck me as being a classic example of how to 'frame the debate' over a particular news story through the use of loaded language:
Sophie RaworthOur Assistant Political Editor Norman Smith is in Westminster. Controversial comments from Nigel Farage. What do you make of them?  
Norman Smith: Another incendiary intervention by Mr Farage...
And then on they went...

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