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BBC Brexit bias EXPOSED: Leave vote ‘would be even BIGGER’ but third more Remainers on air

THE BBC and its top journalists are guilty of bias against Brexit and more British people would have voted to leave the European Union if coverage was fair, according to a damning report.

The anaysis of the Beeb’s news coverage found that between May 3 and June 7 out of 375 contributors, 189 were pro-EU or had negative opinions about Brexit.It said the broadcasting corporation invited a third more pro-EU speakers than anti-EU speakers to appear during the election campaign.

And, the report, carried out by media analysts News-watch, slammed high-profile figures like the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg and Kamal Ahmed, economics editor, for making Brexit sound negative to the British public.

It said the reporters “one-sidedly emphasised the difficulties of Brexit.”

Eurosceptic MPs banded together to commission the report to see if there was indeed Brexit bias on the BBC, The Telegraph reports.

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The BBC and its top journalists are guilty of being bias against Brexit a report said


Adding only one in 500 speakers were Leftwing supporters of leaving the EU.The report authors said that if “Left-wing arguments for Brexit had been properly aired, it is entirely feasible that a greater majority would have voted to Leave”.

During the election cycle, The Today programme on BBC Radio 4 aired at least nine hours of coverage on Brexit or the EU.

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The broadcasting corporation invited a third more pro-EU speakers than anti-EU speakers


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The report said that if the coverage had been fair more voters would have opted to leave


The findings prompted the group of cross party MPs to send a letter to Sir David Clementi, the chairman of the BBC.They wrote that the report showed that the broadcaster had “failed to reflect the view of millions on this great issue of our time, in breach of its charter and guidelines”.

However, a spokesman for the BBC denied this claim.

He said: “We do not recognise the allegations made by News-watch.

“To describe this as a ‘report’ would be a gross overstatement for what is a defective and loaded piece of work.

“Across the election campaign we provided our audiences with clear and balanced analysis. This is quite simply an obvious attempt by a lobby group to discredit the BBC.”

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/869641/BBC-News-24-Brexit-bias-report-by-News-watch-found-leave-vote-bigger-if-remainers-off-air

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iananthonyharris
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iananthonyharris

This is quite simply an obvious lie from the BBC who treat all complaints about their left/liberal bias with the same blank denial. They are publicly funded and mandated for political neutrality, a mandate they continually ignore. They never report the upside of Brexit, only the downside. Same with climate change, only frighteners allowed on air. The body supposedly overseeing the BBC is probably stuffed, like most quangos, with like-thinking people.

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Jane Davies

““Across the election campaign we provided our audiences with clear and balanced analysis. This is quite simply an obvious attempt by a lobby group to discredit the BBC.” So says David Clementi….well the majority of the people who pay his wages disagree so he needs to accept the conclusion of the report and stop being so arrogant and resign now.

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