Sunday 28 February 2021

John Simpson Strikes Again


I'm not entirely sure that the BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson always realises quite how unhelpful he's being to the BBC as far as its 'reputation for impartiality' goes. 

I think that's because he lives in bubbles, and his bubbles - the BBC, Twitter and his social circle - overlap far too much, like overly intimate Venn diagrams. 

Here he is today dropping a BBC Two documentary in it:

I’ve just finished watching the BBC’s excellent series ‘Trump Takes On The World‘, and am reminded of what a very senior British diplomat said to me in 2016: ‘This man is a total buffoon. If he gets elected, we’re all going to regret it.’ 

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