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Via Pugnazious and his very fine comment at B-BBC, go (if you have the time) to just before 45 minutes into Emma Barnett's eponymous Radio 5 Live programme last Tuesday and take a listen.
You'll hear her reading out various texts and emails from listeners on Brexit-related matters. She doesn't editorialise, just reads them out...until she comes to a text she didn't like:
"I was a Remainer, mainly out of fear", reads this message, "but after hearing Farage speak I joined the Brexit Party. So many facts are not reported by the BBC as it has a Remain/Project Fear agenda"...Yawn..."I advise people to go to Farage's speeches and seek out online the facts that the BBC silenced". Well, thank you very much for texting the BBC and for us reading it out.
As Pugnazious notes, she's with John Simpson there in finding listeners' and viewers' concerns about BBC bias "so bloody boring".
Pug sums things up perfectly:
Emma Barnett this week showed the same disdain and contempt for any thought that the BBC should be held to account when a listener emailed in and mentioned the BBC’s failure to report Brexit and the corrupt Parliament, saying how biased the BBC was. Barnett’s response was to say ‘Yawn’…demonstrating her complete contempt for the listener and their view and showing clearly she has no interest in holding her own employer, and thus herself, to account.Quite!
It's really not a good look for BBC presenters to be so complacent about their audience's concerns or to be so bloody rude and patronising towards them.