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