Someone copied Samira Ahmed into a tweet this morning which encapsulates what many of us have said here over the years about the BBC's Newswatch:
Every week Samira Ahmed beautifully presents a whole host of individual public criticisms of BBC news programmes and, every week, the same paternalistic responses of self-justification from the BBC heads of news. Their arrogance is astounding.
This week's self-justifying BBC editor was Paul Royall, Paul Royall, editor of BBC News at Six and Ten. He even used the hallowed formulation of BBC editors on the programme. not once but twice. He said, “I think we get the balance right” and later “So I do think we get the balance right, we do take it seriously, we do take great care.”