Saturday 10 June 2017


To the accompaniment of Johnny Cash's Hurt, last night's Newsnight began with an election montage:

I may be misreading the intent of his tweet, but I'm not entirely sure that Marr Show editor Rob Burley was quite as impressed by it as others:

My hunch is that he doesn't feel it reflects well on the concept BBC impartiality.

(Not that such things bother Newsnight's Ian Katz, as we know from Evan Davis). 


  1. When wafting around W1A, the term 'unique' in any form is seldom healthy.

    Luckily for the BBC, they don't care because they don't have to.

    1. I did think of you when I read that Rob Burley tweet!

  2. I don't know, it's not like it's unfair or inaccurate to say it was an unmitigated disaster. But that's no excuse for openly mocking one side.


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