6 votes

‘Stories are chosen due to editorial merit’ & ‘newsworthy updates’ - BBC

4 comments

  1. AugustusFerdinand
    Link
    Of note some "editorial merit" top stories seen on BBC since this article was published include reports about about a royal wedding, Biden's dog, and Britney Spears crying.

    BBC responds to concerns over lack of coverage of new Johnson sexual affair revelations.

    Of note some "editorial merit" top stories seen on BBC since this article was published include reports about about a royal wedding, Biden's dog, and Britney Spears crying.

    9 votes
  2. nacho
    Link
    Playing devil's advocate (and strictly that), with a Prime Minister who's got an undisclosed amount of children with various other partners, who's got a documented history of affairs (including...

    Playing devil's advocate (and strictly that), with a Prime Minister who's got an undisclosed amount of children with various other partners, who's got a documented history of affairs (including reportedly the start of his relationship with his current partner while being married to the previous one), how newsworthy is yet another Johnson infidelity-complex?

    For pretty much every other head of government in the world this would be a much more important story for voters to know about and to be extensively covered.


    Even so, I'm fascinated by the UK electorate as a group and the Conservative party having managed to have this guy win elections consistently throughout his career.

    It's an extremely bad look for the BBC to be pulling punches in ways they obviously wouldn't be if this were someone from a different party. With such an important global news presence, it aids regimes who want this to seem like just another state-run media outlet, just like their authoritarian government's english language one.

    Fascinating story on a meta-media level.

    7 votes
  3. [2]
    joplin
    Link
    American here laughing at this because back when Bill Clinton was caught in his sex scandal, all the media in Europe seemed to be running stories about how funny it was that Americans were so...

    American here laughing at this because back when Bill Clinton was caught in his sex scandal, all the media in Europe seemed to be running stories about how funny it was that Americans were so concerned with who their leaders were sleeping with. (Or at least, those were the ones we saw over here at the time.)

    5 votes
    1. EightRoundsRapid
      Link Parent
      For most of us, it's not about him having an affair, it's about the seeming misappropriation of public money that went to Arcuri for whatever reason. It's a very bad look, even if it was all above...

      For most of us, it's not about him having an affair, it's about the seeming misappropriation of public money that went to Arcuri for whatever reason. It's a very bad look, even if it was all above board. That's the angle that needs covering.

      6 votes