BBC Swamped With Complaints Over Laura Kuenssberg’s Impartiality Breach

ANGERED Brits have contacted the BBC in their droves to complain about relentless bias and Boris-bashing from BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg.

Mass outrage erupted after Kuenssberg published an article via the BBC’s news website, in which she made numerous defamatory and unsubstantiated claims, in an apparent attempt to manipulate public opinion.

The BBC, as a taxpayer-funded broadcaster, sets-out the following clear rule for its journalists: “If your work requires you to maintain your impartiality, don’t express a personal opinion on matters of public policy, politics, or ‘controversial subjects’.”

Kuenssberg has been investigated over alleged breaches of this rule on multiple occasions, and was recently slammed for making false claims about James Dyson in relation to his communications with Boris Johnson to help provide life-saving ventilators during the pandemic.

Accelerating her evidently anti-Boris narrative, over the past fortnight, the journalist has focussed almost exclusively on creating and promoting an exaggerated scandal over the so-far unknown identity of a Tory donor who helped fund the refurbishment at Number 11 – even hijacking an important Covid briefing.

On Twitter, Kuenssberg has flooded people’s news feeds with repetitive accusations and retweets of anti-Boris articles by numerous publications.

In an article yesterday that many now see to be the final straw, Laura embarked on a full-scale attack against the PM, riddling her piece with dubious and anonymous ‘sources’, before making countless personal accusations, in clear breach of the BBC’s impartiality rules.

Not only did she make a false claim about the VoteLeave campaign, but said: “Boris Johnson’s reputation and popularity is certainly not based on a view that he tells the truth”.

“…the prime minister’s attitude to the truth and facts is not based on what is real and what is not, but is driven by what he wants to achieve in that moment – what he desires, rather than what he believes.”

“…the prime minister’s attitude to the truth and facts is not based on what is real and what is not, but is driven by what he wants to achieve in that moment – what he desires, rather than what he believes.”

“In other words, ordering the truth to suit his ambitions” she went on to reference Apple founder Steve Jobs “… sound familiar?”

Speaking to VoteWatch, Conservative stalwart and former MEP David Bannerman said: “It is not personal to hold journalists to electoral rules in a highly sensitive electoral period; it’s sensible procedure. There are good reasons why the rules are there – to stop one sided media stories effecting electoral results.”

The nation seem to share Bannerman’s sentiments, with thousands taking to social media, getting ‘#LauraKuenssberg’ trending on Twitter, and sharing screenshots of confirmation from the BBC that their complaints had been received.

Meanwhile, leader of the Conservative on the London Assembly, Susan Hall, said: “I am a tv licence payer and I quite frankly object to my money being spent on biased reporters who earn nearly double that of the prime minister. Something has to be done! Impartiality should be the least we expect.”

All complaints must first be registered with the BBC before being referred to OFCOM. If you would like to register your own complaint, you can do so by clicking here.

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