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Newsroom2,107 posts since 2 Mar 2005
Mine wasn't so much a fantasy, more just 'tidying things up'.


Hmmm, but it still kinda is and clearly encourages others to feel the need to 'tidy things up'. Sorry to be a party pooper, but it's drivel IMO that needs its own thread for those interested.
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cmthwtv144 posts since 25 Jan 2020
HTV West Points West
Twitter on a BBC Bias outing today - heavily criticising Laura K’s tweets on the situation with Mr Cummings. Also a lot of mention of Andrew Neil with his affiliation to The Spectator and how they supported Mr Cummings’ wife’s article a whole back.

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Newsroom2,107 posts since 2 Mar 2005
Twitter on a BBC Bias outing today - heavily criticising Laura K’s tweets on the situation with Mr Cummings. Also a lot of mention of Andrew Neil with his affiliation to The Spectator and how they supported Mr Cummings’ wife’s article a whole back.

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In addition to this there was some hideous vitriol toward Naga Munchetty. It first started because she made a joke aimed at Charlie about his hair resembling that of an Alpaca called Basil who featured in a newspaper. It was BBC Breakfast that sent the tweet and it was very funny. Not to the haters! She then interviewed someone over there Cummings affair and that was it. She is still trending now.



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BFGArmy737 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Twitter on a BBC Bias outing today - heavily criticising Laura K’s tweets on the situation with Mr Cummings. Also a lot of mention of Andrew Neil with his affiliation to The Spectator and how they supported Mr Cummings’ wife’s article a whole back.

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The Twitter mob do seem to love a good pile-on and it's only a matter of time before they turn on you (just look at the tweets about Naga this morning - whereas last summer she has apparently the best journalist of our times after the BBC reprimanded her for the Trump remarks).

That said Laura and on ITV Peston really do not help themselves at times. They don't seem to keep much distance from the politicians and are overly reliant/trusting on 'unofficial briefings' and seem to be a bit too involved in the Westminster Bubble and after the juicy headline/drama/'star making moment' rather than actually reporting & analysing the news. Given all the big political developments of recent years I can't help wishing both the Beeb & ITV had stronger political editors during this period.
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dosxuk4,567 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Too many people on Twitter can't tell the difference between a person reporting what the government (including it's unnamed sources) says and a person saying something for themselves.

Throw in Brexit and all the partisanship and you quickly end up with loads of people hating everything reporters say because those reporters are reporting things that they don't like and don't want to hear. It's a proper cesspool.
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BFGArmy737 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Too many people on Twitter can't tell the difference between a person reporting what the government (including it's unnamed sources) says and a person saying something for themselves.

Throw in Brexit and all the partisanship and you quickly end up with loads of people hating everything reporters say because those reporters are reporting things that they don't like and don't want to hear. It's a proper cesspool.


It is and much of the criticism Laura K can get can be ludicrously over-the-top at times. Lockdown is anything seems to have made Twitter more hysterical.
However, she and Peston really don't read the room at times and do probably need to use their editorial judgement a bit better at times.
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Newsroom2,107 posts since 2 Mar 2005
Too many people on Twitter can't tell the difference between a person reporting what the government (including it's unnamed sources) says and a person saying something for themselves.

Throw in Brexit and all the partisanship and you quickly end up with loads of people hating everything reporters say because those reporters are reporting things that they don't like and don't want to hear. It's a proper cesspool.


It is and much of the criticism Laura K can get can be ludicrously over-the-top at times. Lockdown is anything seems to have made Twitter more hysterical.
However, she and Peston really don't read the room at times and do probably need to use their editorial judgement a bit better at times.


I have so much sympathy for Laura K, she really does take a beating on a daily basis. She seems well skilled at being able to avoid reading the utter filth that is littered on her feed each day.
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Brekkie34,814 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
I do think she has been a weak Political Editor, but I also think she's got alot of unnecessary vitriol her way simply by being a woman. She really didn't help herself this morning though.

Back to rotas kind of but when, if ever, is the last time anyone in a regular national weekday BBC newsreading role actually regularly did a five day week in the anchors chair, if ever? Certainly since the 1999 look came in officially the main newsreader did Mon-Thu with a secondary newsreader covering Fridays. Buerk and Sissons splitting the 9pm/late shift across seven days is well documented, whilst before 1999 the Six always relied on a pool of presenters rather than having a lead presenter. Not sure about Breakfast - when that started did Sophie and Jeremy do a 5-day week or was it always 3 or 4 days?
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JamesLaverty1925236 posts since 28 Feb 2017
Central (East) East Midlands Today
I do think she has been a weak Political Editor, but I also think she's got alot of unnecessary vitriol her way simply by being a woman. She really didn't help herself this morning though.

Back to rotas kind of but when, if ever, is the last time anyone in a regular national weekday BBC newsreading role actually regularly did a five day week in the anchors chair, if ever? Certainly since the 1999 look came in officially the main newsreader did Mon-Thu with a secondary newsreader covering Fridays. Buerk and Sissons splitting the 9pm/late shift across seven days is well documented, whilst before 1999 the Six always relied on a pool of presenters rather than having a lead presenter. Not sure about Breakfast - when that started did Sophie and Jeremy do a 5-day week or was it always 3 or 4 days?


Philip Hayton for the One pre-1993 perhaps? Either that, or I'm pretty sure when the Six launched Lawley and Witchell presented five days a week.
Omnipresent289 posts since 25 Jul 2012
London London
The problem with Laura K is that she seems to use Twitter breathlessly as a form of notepad, often without even taking the time construct proper sentences.

What would often only merit inclusion in one of the last paragraphs of a story appears as a single tweet and get seized upon.

Laura didn't help herself last night using the reply function to a tweet from Mirror journalist Pippa Crerar to post an off the record comment from a "source" which gave the impression she was correcting the Mirror's journalism.

The whole Westminster lobby system of the off the record briefing needs reform. Some newspaper journalists posting "it's fake news from The Guardian" from "allies" and "friends" of Dominic Cummings did not cover themselves in glory last night.
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