Politician catches journalist red-handed

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

I intended to post this yesterday, but just didn’t have the time in the end. However, it’s worth noting, so I’m doing it today. Accusations of bias from the BBC are commonplace right now, but it’s rare that a politician catches a journalist out quite so badly. This actually made me wince with embarrassment as I listened to it yesterday morning. Listen as Michael Howard points out a very obvious bit of bias in the way interviews are handled and the Today interviewer desperately tries to come up with an explanation.

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No, the explanation doesn’t wash with me, either. It’s nice to see that the Tories have at least one members left with some nous about him.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.