It got worse: as Dawn Foster put it, “Strange how the BBC are hardline when Maitlis discusses Dominic Cummings, but don’t care when she attacks trade unions”. James O’Brien added “Maitlis doesn't publish The Spectator. BBC managers aren't scared of her paid attack dogs (She doesn't have any)”. Andrew Neil is allowed his role at the Speccy, despite its publication of Islamophobes, and one Nazi-sympathising anti-Semite.
The Spectator also recently published a piece by Cummings’ wife Mary Wakefield which appears not to tally with the truth about that Durham trip, but hey ho. John O’Connell of Far Right Watch had picked up on this ambiguity. “Emily Maitlis is critiqued. Laura Kuenssberg is not. The BBC itself is not upholding those 'highest standards of due impartiality' that it seems to revere so highly.” Well, quite.
I would like to be proved wrong on that point. But fear that I will not. Not a good look.