Over to Channel 4 News and this tweet from a disgruntled Jon Snow:
I think it's fair to say that the Twitter response hasn't exactly gone his way. Most have pointed out that Donald Trump isn't even in the White House yet and that, consequently, presidential responsibility for Mr Snow's distressing inconvenience lies with a certain Barack Obama. Naturally, some have also accused the Channel 4 News anchor of 'fake news'.
Meanwhile, back at the BBC, this morning's From Our Own Correspondent had a dispatch from the United States and you will surely never in a million years guess what it's starting point was. Oh,, you have guessed! Yes, 'fake news'. (Will every FOOC from the States for the next four years include a mention of 'fake news'?)
Kate Adie's introduction to this quite interesting feature began somewhat defensively:
Journalists - no exception here at the BBC - like to think we're accurate and as impartial as we can be. No one's perfect, but the intention is to provide clear, unbiased news. Not everyone believes that. And a mere glance at the extraordinary and abrasive press conference with Donald Trump, after lurid allegations had been made about the President-elect, had him pouring scorn on some sections of the media. He branded CNN "fake news", adding about the BBC: "That's another beauty". The words 'fake news' peppered his comments. The problem, according to history professor Robert Colls, is that in America in particular it's becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish real, non-partisan news from other things that sound like news.
I'm still not sure that they get it, they mention fake news but it's the BBC most people believe to be responsible.ReplyDelete
There's only so long you can produce programmes, news and others, either omitting inconvenient facts or emphasising the ones that meet your narrative before people think you're the ministry of information.
"I think it's fair to say that the Twitter response hasn't exactly gone his way"ReplyDelete
I love the smell of understatement in the evening. Even his colleagues must be steering clear after that one.
You would expect an experienced journalist like Jon Snow to know who was currently President. It's OBAMA!!!ReplyDelete
"experienced journalist" Yes - but Snow is a propagandist - His type spew out propaganda and hope no one questions the validity of it.Delete
This is the code of the Professional Journalist
Neither Channel 4 nor the BBC employ journalists - they are at the very least "presenters"
The problem, according to history professor Robert Colls, is that in America in particular it's becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish real, non-partisan news from other things that sound like news.ReplyDelete
Sounds like Beeboids have the same problem.
Looking at his feed, it has either been hijacked or he hit the duty frees early.ReplyDelete
Snow probably stood in the wrong queue - you need your wits about you when you enter the hall. Either that, or he hadn't sorted out his Esta properly. It's all automatic now. In Dulles, just before Christmas 2016, Border Control, which used to take a long time, took no more than 10 minutes.ReplyDelete
Jon landed anywhere yet? Between the Yanks and their lines and the latest Brexit 'could' here at our airports, the poor sod must be up to his eyeballs in peanuts and bulletproof omelettes.ReplyDelete
Ms Adie, you say,"Journalists - no exception here at the BBC - like to think we're accurate and as impartial as we can be. No one's perfect, but the intention is to provide clear, unbiased news. Not everyone believes that."ReplyDelete
I wonder why?
I know, start with the recent report that concluded that Laura Kuenssberg had misrepresented a number of areas of her interview with Mr Corbyn in an entirely misleading way, leading one to think he had expressed or asquiesced to views in a manner that never happened.