Are the BBC’s apologies selective and weighted towards persons who wield power?

Back in September 2015, this Tory, who voted to slash free school meals to 1 million UK children recently,  received a very quick apology from the BBC, who’d mistakenly suggested he was resting his eyes during an important House of Commons debate.

blocked by tory alec shelbrooke

It was a relatively mild criticism from BBC Newsbeat, and he was never branded “scum” or an “idiot”.  He never lodged a complaint to our knowledge.  But the apology came almost instantaneously.

However when we were branded “scum” and an “idiot” – by Media Editor Amol Rajan, we complained, but we’re still waiting for resolution over a month later………

  1. Amol Rajan – Idiots and Scum – and our Full Complaint to the BBC’s Executive Complaints Unit
  2. The BBC defends Amol Rajan, a senior employee, who was abusive, and may have defamed Paul Cardin
  3. As Amol Rajan deletes his offending tweet, our complaint goes to Stage 2
  4. BBC Media Editor Amol Rajan’s offensive “Scum” and “Idiots” tweets. Our complaint goes to the next stage

We’ll keep you posted.

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1 Response to Are the BBC’s apologies selective and weighted towards persons who wield power?

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