Sunday, January 17, 2016

Impartiality fail from BBC’s Barbara Plett - by Hadar Sela

...The promotion of a discredited study with distinct political overtones by a BBC journalist would clearly undermine the corporation’s reputation for impartiality at any time. When such promotion is done by a journalist who has already been shown to lack an impartial approach to the subject matter concerned, it is obviously all the more problematic.

Hadar Sela..
BBC Watch..
15 January '16..

The Tweet below was sent by the BBC’s US State Department correspondent Barbara Plett on January 14th 2016.

Why Ms Plett found it necessary at this time to use her BBC branded Twitter account to resurrect an article unrelated to her field of reporting nearly three years after its initial publication remains a mystery. What is clear however is that the article promoted by Plett is about a study that is by no means “new” and which was shown at the time to be highly controversial.

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