Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, closely following on from this:
is now urging the BBC to be “more muscular in asserting their judgement and objectivity,” calling it the nation's “best bulwark against fake news":
Objectivity means stating this fact is wrong, that fact is true, and not giving airtime to total nonsense at all. Where facts can be established, your duty is to tell the truth. Objective reality exists. Your job is to find it and tell it. Have confidence, broadcasters. Your country needs you.
I can hear you all crying in unison, "Oh, for God's sake, please don't encourage them, Matt!"
All the BBC's dreams are coming true at one with this Culture Secretary it seems. This is exactly what they've been saying themselves and now the Government is echoing them to the rafters.
John Whittingdale is a long distant memory it seems.