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Typical BBC bias in favour of Labour Party

Discussion in 'Personal' started by frodo_magic, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Occasional commenter


    Typical spin! Here they are again, consigning all the risks of letting potentially infected students home to footnoots, a blazing emotively biased headline, quoting so-called 'experts' no one has heard of, trying to make the Government out as some kind of ogre over a situation which may not even arise.

    The BBC are a disgrace, biased, unbalanced reporting and blatantly Labour.
  2. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Occasional commenter

  3. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    footnoots? Are you OK?
  4. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Senior commenter

    A blazingly emotively biased headline: Coronavirus: Consider pause to university return, says Labour - where is the emotion? where is the bias?
    quoting so-called 'experts' no one has heard of
    No-one in this story is referred to as an expert - this claim is simply a lie - the only glance in this direction is a quotation from a Government Scientific Adviser, who is obviously politically neutral. This claim is a lie.

    trying to make the Government out as some kind of ogre
    On the one hand the government position is presented:

    Earlier this week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock refused to rule out a ban on students returning home at Christmas, but added: "I don't want to have a situation like that and I very much hope we can avoid it." He was responding to a question about concerns that students were spreading Covid-19, following local outbreaks on campuses. Government scientific adviser Sir Mark Walport has also warned that students in virus hotspots might have to be forced to stay on campus over Christmas.

    and Labour's Shadow Education Secretary presents an alternative and in some ways complementary viewpoint:

    "Mass testing is obviously what is needed," she told BBC Breakfast. "We do think it is important that students have a choice. If they feel they are going to be safer at home then they should be able to stay at home and conduct their learning remotely." Ms Green also called for a government promise that students will be allowed to return home for Christmas as it would be "unthinkable" that they could be locked in their halls and unable to see families, although she said "public health considerations" should always come first.

    And, crucially, the report does not conclude that either side is correct - the reader can form his or her own conclusion.

    The original post is thus "a disgrace, biased, unbalanced ... and blatantly anti-Labour"

    vannie and chelsea2 like this.
  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Waste of time - just ignore.
    chelsea2 likes this.
  6. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    I think the OP works for the Labour Party and is attempting to make anti BBC critics look like swivel eyed Tory loonies.
    vannie likes this.
  7. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    It's working.

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