BBC says “it was a mistake guv”
The BBC have had 46 complaints to OfCom over a dodgy edit when the BBC removed the audience laughter after an embarrassing question about trust was posed to Boris Johnson during the Question Time debate.
The BBC appear to be making a habit of it now because this follows hot on the heels of another recent BBC ‘gaffe’ (if indeed it was a mistake at all) where they actually dug out archive footage of Boris Johnson laying a wreath at the Cenotaph in order to replace footage of a rather disheveled Boris Johnson laying his wreath upside down at this years remembrance day event. Let’s not forget, too, the utter propaganda dished out by a recent Panorama programme attacking Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party over alleged anti-Semitism in the party – allegations made by pro-Israel lobbyist who the BBC didn’t bother to investigate for credibility and then didn’t bother to find any evidence to support their claims either.
Again, rather than accept responsibility and apologise profusely, the BBC seem to think they can get away with just proffering a pathetic excuse or pretending it was all just a ‘mistake’ (i.e. non intentional). You have to remember folks, this is the BBC we’re talking about with access to a massive team of professionals, from researchers and experienced journalists to highly experienced editors, not some right wing tabloid that thinks telling fake stories is the only way to sell newspapers.
The BBC have spent decades building up a reputation of being objective and professional but now we’re left to question if the BBC today has changed so much under the control of a BBC Board dominated by ex-Tories or if the BBC were never really honest brokers to begin with? The fact that the BBC spent years covering up for Jimmy Saville and the recent revelations of a sizable gender pay gap that left female employees significantly disenfranchised for years, rather adds weight to the argument that the BBC must have lost their moral compass some years ago, if they had one at all.