Advertisement



  1. Things you need to know about the new ‘Conversations’ PM system:

    a) DO NOT REPLY TO THE NOTIFICATION EMAIL! I get them, not the intended recipient. I get a lot of them and I do not want them! It is just a notification, log into the site and reply from there.

    b) To delete old conversations use the ‘Leave conversation’ option. This is just delete by another name.
    Dismiss Notice

Laura Kuenssberg stepping down as BBC Political Editor

Discussion in 'off topic' started by slavedata, Oct 22, 2021.

  1. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Can you give examples where she has shown bias on a subject?
     
  2. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    [​IMG]
     
    sq225917 likes this.
  3. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    So that's a no then? Just spin that LK is biased to the right.
     
  4. Rana

    Rana pfm Member

    Replaced by Kayleigh McEnany?
     
    TheDecameron likes this.
  5. doctorf

    doctorf left footed right winger

    So is Jeremy Corbyn
     
  6. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    It's not a question of to the right, but just how far. Name anyone that the BBC has on the left, for example Paul Foot previously of the Mirror... Is there really anyone at all?
     
    sq225917 likes this.
  7. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    Corbyn is in London, not Scotland
     
  8. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    In January 2017 the BBC Trust ruled that a report in November 2015 by Kuenssberg broke the broadcaster's impartiality and accuracy guidelines. A viewer had complained about her item, which featured an interview with Corbyn on the BBC News at Six which gave the incorrect impression that Corbyn disagreed with the use of firearms by police in incidents such as that month's terrorist attacks in Paris. His purported answer to a question as broadcast in the report was in fact his reply to a more general question (not broadcast), and not specifically about that terrorist attack.[33] The BBC Trust said that the inaccuracy was "compounded" when Kuenssberg went on to state that Corbyn's message "couldn't be more different" from that of May, who was about to publish anti-terrorism proposals. The trust said that accuracy was particularly important when dealing "with a critical question at a time of extreme national concern.

    In September 2019 Kuenssberg received criticism for her portrayal of Omar Salem, a father who confronted the prime minister, Boris Johnson, about the government's treatment of the NHS, as "a Labour activist."

    On 11 December 2019, the day before the General Election, she drew controversy by claiming on air that submitted postal votes, apparently viewed by both the Labour Party and the Conservative Party, were "looking pretty grim for Labour in a lot of parts of the country".[38][39] Viewing postal votes prior to polling day is in breach of guidelines set by the Electoral Commission[40] and predicting electoral outcomes based on votes cast prior to polls closing may be a criminal offence.[41][42] The footage was subsequently withdrawn from BBC iPlayer, while the episode of Politics Live in which the incident happened was withdrawn and removed from the BBC Parliament schedule.

    Kuenssberg was criticised, alongside other major journalists, for incorrectly tweeting that a Labour activist had punched a Conservative Party advisor, without verification; footage was released showing this was untrue and she later apologised and retracted her tweet.

    In May 2020, as the Dominic Cummings scandal broke, Kuenssberg tweeted several statements from an anonymous source close to Cummings about the nature of his trip. In one tweet, she contradicted Pippa Crerar, one of the journalists who broke the story, with information from a "source" which argued that the trip was not illegal. Many suspected that the anonymous source was Cummings himself, which led to allegations that Kuenssberg was defending, or at least uncritically repeating, his side of the story. This led to a significant volume of complaints to the BBC, who defended Kuenssberg's actions.[48][49] In May 2021, Dominic Cummings confirmed to a Parliamentary committee that he "set the record straight" with briefings to Kuenssberg.

    Etc, etc, etc....

    Can you perhaps give some verbatim examples where she hasn't?
     
  9. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    Enfield boy, miktec, sq225917 and 7 others like this.
  10. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    …dodging live rounds from friends of Tommy Robinson in the armed services.
     
    ks.234 likes this.
  11. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    The BBC is a wing of the State / Tory party. They have to let the stuff that they don't understand go... the planet... nature... space... science...health...young people, common sense, 2+2=4, etc
     
  12. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  13. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    Rob998, palindrome, PhilofCas and 2 others like this.
  14. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Serious (?) question - would anyone to the left of Corbyn ever be appointed to the role now we''ve had LK to the right of Genkhis Khan? You can all smack me in the face with a wet fish if, say, Monbiot is appointed, to name somebody who deserves it...
     
  15. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Political editor at the BBC is a thankless job & relentlessly hard work; you will never be ‘off’. Whoever the next candidate is they will be pilloried by someone & if they are a women or BAME they will get it even worse.
     
    myles likes this.
  16. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Colin L likes this.
  17. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Oh, I don't know...off to jollies like this this.
    Must be really difficult for her to remain impartial.
     
  18. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    She gets paid more than the Prime Minister for her troubles. But TBF she doesn’t have access to the freebies and bungs he does.
     
  19. doctorf

    doctorf left footed right winger

    You missed my nuance.
     
  20. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Perhaps she was taking a different train?
     

Share This Page





Advertisement


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice