BBC Trust Grilled Over Deaf Tory Smear

Where was BBC trustee Richard Ayre when Guido’s story about the Beeb smear of Alec Shelbrooke broke? Waxing lyrical at the DCMS committee about how Auntie “operates to higher standards than other broadcasters” and that “the trust requires accuracy” online. Unfortunately for him Tory MP Jason McCartney had clearly been checking Twitter:

“It’s a slam dunk case.”

Please, tell us more about your “higher standards”…

Moment BBC Cameraman Floored

Uh oh:

This is the moment it happened:

Was it assault or an accident?

UPDATE: Further video from the Belfast Telegraph. Labour are saying it was a Government Car Service driver who knocked him over:

Poll: Does this Robot Say “F*** You” to BBC Journalist?

What did the cheeky robot say to Charlie Stayt?

BBC Smear of Deaf Tory MP Goes Viral

The BBC and the rest of the lefty Twitter echo chamber are gleefully sending this picture of Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke viral. The nation’s broadcaster reckons he was asleep during last night’s debate on the Trade Union Bill:

The picture has been retweeted hundreds of times already. Just one problem: he was not asleep. That little thing you can see next to his ear is a speaker. Shelbrooke needed it to hear because he is partially deaf. He tells Guido:

“I am genuinely slightly deaf and struggle to hear. I had taken part in the debate and was trying to hear the wind ups. Seems a shame I get trolled due to being slightly deaf.”

Will the BBC apologise?

UPDATE: The Labour press team also shared the smear:

UPDATE II: This new picture from ITV’s Paul Brand proves Shelbrooke was awake:

UPDATE III: The Beeb offer their “heartfelt apologies”:

Frontbench Costs Diane Abbott £20,000 BBC Pay Cut

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Diane Abbott made around £20,000-a-year from her BBC appearance fees, fees that her frontbench role will cost her in lost earnings. BBC sources confirm that she will no longer appear on This Week. A decision on a Labour replacement will be made soon. Plenty of bitter, Blairite ex-frontbenchers available now. Suggestions in the comments for runners and riders… 

Another Sexist Socialist: Skinner Mansplains to Emily Maitlis

Even Owen Jones is criticising Jeremy Corbyn over his failure to give top jobs to women. So it hasn’t helped Labour’s new women problem that Corbyn supporter Dennis Skinner and fellow bro-cialist lost it with Emily Maitlis on the BBC this lunchtime:

DS: “You’re spinning already. That was an example of spinning. Because you were trying to imply that I turned it down.”

EM: “No that was a joke. That was a joke.”

DS: “I think it’s time that you got real, and you understood that you’re not working for Murdoch at the BBC, because you seem to be following the same pattern.”

Everyday socialist sexism…

Daily Politics Special Commemorative Mug Released

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Guido has obtained the design for the new Daily Politics Special Commemorative mug, released today as newly wed Andrew Neil returns to our screens after his honeymoon. Will he now be a tamed interviewer glowing with marital bliss? Don’t count on it…

Simon Carr will be also be back with a PMQs sketch this afternoon.  Game on…

UPDATE: JoCo shows off the new holy grail.

Team Corbyn Blast BBC “Character Assassination”

Last night’s particularly punchy Panorama special asked if Corbyn believed Iraqis had the right to kill British troops:

Corbyn refuses to answer the question…

It wasn’t just tin-foil hat wearing Corbynista trolls crying establishment stitch up. His top team are furious:

Look forward to the Panorama specials on Yvette Cooper’s links to Brownite thugs and Liz Kendall’s Progress shame… or not…

Here’s a Poll the BBC Didn’t Report

According to the BBC, support for the telly tax has been rocketing exponentially over the last decade and now lies somewhere north of 50%. Well, here’s a poll Aunty isn’t reporting on…

This new ComRes poll shows 52% […]

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Chicken Tories Dodge Migration Accountability

One of the many, many upsides for the Tories of Corbynmania and Labour’s complete absence of opposition is that they can now just stick two fingers up at accountability:

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MPs Swamped By BBC Lobbying Effort

Surely the BBC would not be so silly as to orchestrate an attempted mass lobbying effort of MPs ahead of the coming battle for its future? This identical email has been sent to a number of MPs from a number […]

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BBC: People Can’t Live Without the BBC

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A “deprivation study” in which  people agreed not to use BBC services for nine days has found that people can’t live without the BBC. The study was commissioned by and funded by the BBC…

According to the study, which […]

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