Machiavellian Kuenssberg News
BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg
The BBC is now openly considered to be politically biased in favour of the Conservatives.
I never thought that I might ever use such a sentence.
I may be naive but it never occurred to me that Jeremy Paxman for example was a Tory until he quit the BBC. Unlike Kuenssberg he was always equally dogged in questioning whoever he might have faced, on behalf of the BBC and their viewers, all of whom I had assumed were seeking actual News.
This government’s threat to BBC funding may have affected BBC bias but perhaps the rot set in much earlier with the culture of 24 hour BBC news.
I noticed some years ago during a live broadcast of parliament that the BBC NEWS included a rolling twitter feed, which happened to be a live account of what Gordon Brown was saying, as he said it, in real time.
As Brown spoke, I read the twitter feed with some astonishment because the BBC reporter was less interested in what Brown had said and more inclined to embellish and interpret his words with an account of what Brown might have said, if he had said something quite different.
This had me shouting at the TV. I noted the name of the BBC reporter composing the twitter feed. It was someone very new, a certain Laura Kuenssberg. They stopped doing the unfiltered twitter feed on BBC 24, and that is understandable, but Laura Kuenssberg the novice, then became in due course the boss, the BBC's political editor.
The charge now is that Laura Kuenssberg is not reporting the news objectively and appropriately in the manner in which we expect BBC journalists to behave but is engaged in creating and manipulating the news, the BBC, and me.
It has emerged that Laura Kuenssberg facilitated the on-air resignation of Stephen Doughty MP emboldening him and others to abuse "shadow cabinet" confidentiality and so called loyalty, in order to malign and insult Jeremy Corbyn and create manufactured spurious Kuenssberg NEWS.
I wrote this article on my tablet waiting for Mrs. Monk at the shopping centre. When I told her what I was writing she directed me to Tom Pride’s EVIDENCE
Will Laura stay or will she go?
Happy Birthday Mrs. Monk