Wednesday 16 February 2022

The BBC shall speak peace unto the BBC

11.15pm is past my bedtime, so I'll doubtless miss the debut on BBC Two next week of John Simpson's new show Unspun World with John Simpson

Here's a delightful exchange about it on Twitter today between IainW5 - 'a London-dwelling European with left-leaning values' - and the BBC's world affairs editor:
IainW5: I hope you will be able to talk to experts in the issues and not to politicians. In general (certainly UK Govt ones) they are (i) not well qualified, (ii) not objective, and (iii) pushing an agenda which is not about truth and justice.
John Simpson: This is the rationale for the programme. The only people on it will be BBC correspondents and experts. The range is hugely impressive. No politicians, no spin. Hence the title - ‘Unspun World with John Simpson’.

This is exactly what's needed: yet another BBC programme where the BBC talks to itself and regards itself as the be-all-and-end-all of impartial truth-telling. 

I'm so hoping this new hermetically-sealed BBC echo chamber gets the audience it so richly deserves.

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