|Mohammed and Ed Thomas|
The BBC is showing a report from Calais tonight by Ed Thomas. Though we see scenes of migrant 'children' (many of whom look like young men - though Ed was clearly taking their declared ages on trust) rioting and battling police, Ed is emoting about how "alone" they are, and wondering "who will care for the children of Calais?"
The social media reaction hasn't been very positive:
BBC "reporting" from the Calais Jungle on Sunday. Or was I watching an outtake from Drop the Dead Donkey?
@BBCNews report from Calais Jungle shows why we should never listen to BBC journalists. They believe any old tosh and never ask for proof.
6pm @BBCnews TWO journos in #Calais (one for a WEEK) desperate for more #humanrights angles on 'children' who are 16/17 years old! #BBCbias
The problem is with reports from @EdThomas76 and similar is that they don't ask any probing questions. #bbcnews #propaganda
those 'boys' paid a lot of money to reach France. If they have family in the U.K. why don't their family visit/verify them? #bbcnews
@BBCNews @EdThomas76 How long did u have to rehearse that libleft biased garbage in Calais?? You were an embarrassment #Calais
I am sick to death of this bleeding heart onslaught from @BBCNews in Calais @EdThomas76 parroting 'children children' every sentence guff
@edthomas76: "Mohammed, 16, looking for a way out [of Calais]." Yes, by turning south. France is a huge country
@EdThomas76 Still doing the dramatic pauses on news stories . Why? @BBCNews Annoying. It's not cinema. Talk normally