One of the problems that has dogged the BBC of late is an inability to own up when its news and current affairs output gets something wrong: all too often, the Corporation’s first response is to dismiss criticism, become defensive, and appeal to authority. This approach is assisted by other broadcast journalists coming to their aid. But yet another slip, this time in coverage of the Coronavirus pandemic, has taken them back to Square One.
The situation is crying out for decent journalism, to hold the Government to account and keep the public properly informed. It doesn’t look like Ms K will be providing it.
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