The Observer reports that Emily Maitlis is blaming "the populist playbook" for "exploiting the frenetic news cycle" over the past four years. She says:
It starts with denigrating experts so people don’t trust facts, then it destabilises institutions, then it works to get its message out in the media, so that’s what people cling to. And what can you do about any of that but know you are constantly pushing against that narrative?So that's the narrative she's pushing, is it?
She'll also doubtless delight Lord Hall by burying her airhead in the sand (or in a peroxide-filled sink) over recent evidence that the public is losing trust in the BBC:
I’m not sure I buy the argument that the public is more mistrustful – the debate will always garner that kind of traction because anything the BBC does is always in the spotlight. So often people read conspiracy into a thing when it’s really a confluence of cock-ups and the wrong button being pressed at the wrong time, or the guest you wanted gets into the wrong taxi and doesn’t show up.