Huw Edwards has hit back at BBC bias accusations, but nearly half of Brits (48%) say they don't trust BBC News journalists to tell the truth. This figure was 41% just back in October https://t.co/UVZoNbiOC5 pic.twitter.com/Rx0OxAwPQR— YouGov (@YouGov) December 16, 2019
Update: Given that the BBC has, over the past couple of years or so, been relying rather too heavily for its defence against its critics by citing a BBC-sponsored Ipsos Mori opinion poll showing public trust for the corporation holding up, this YouGov poll will surely go down very badly with them.
In fact, I suspect it will be about as welcome as norovirus.
To the question, 'How much do you trust BBC News journalists to tell the truth?' only 8% said "a great deal". The other options were 'a fair amount', 'not much' and 'not at all'.
Meanwhile, the BBC's John Simpson has been in action today retweeting ex-Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger saying:
And to all those saying "no-one trusts the BBC" the evidence is not with you. This is a 2017 snapshot, but pretty consistent over the years, and, imho, won't have changed much.
I doubt it will ever have crossed John's mind to think that citing Alan Rusbridger in defence of the BBC is exactly the kind of thing people like us expect of people like him at the BBC!