BBC Upholds Maitlis ‘Sneering’ Complaint

The BBC’s Complaints Unit has upheld a public complaint against Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis, who was accused of “sneering and bullying” towards Rod Liddle. This could begin a very long slippery slope of complaints about Maitlis’s similarly high and mighty BBC colleagues…

The BBC found that Maitlis’s comments – which led to Liddle frustratingly yelling “get a grip, Emily!” during the broadcast – were too “persistent and personal” in her attacks on Liddle, and thereby “failed to be even-handed”. Is this a new dawn for the BBC enforcing neutrality? Guido doubts it…

Rod Liddle Totally Eviscerates Labour on Question Time

Last night on Question Time, the Speccie‘s Rod Liddle received rapturous applause for this incredible takedown. Swatting aside Ian Lavery’s walrus-like interjections, he launched into a total and complete evisceration of Corbyn’s Labour Party. It’s really worth a watch…

“I really wish that the people who were taken in by [Labour] and agreed with that, would look to the left beyond the podium and see the rabble with their Palestinian flags and their lanyards sponsored by Hamas, would look to the raft of hypocrites on the Labour front bench. Thornberry, Abbott, Chakrabarti – all of whom don’t want you to send your kids to private schools or selective schools but do so for their kids, and for Corbyn and McDonnell, who have given support and succour to every possible hostile, violent, anti-democratic terrorist regime or organisation they can. IRA, Hamas, Hezbollah, Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela.

If you want people like that running your country, vote for Corbyn.”

And the audience cheered!

Simon Schama V Rod Liddle on Refugees

TV historian Simon Schama won over the Question Time audience last night with this bizarre tongue lashing he dished out to Rod Liddle.

Schama “What’s really contemptible Rod, is saying emotion should have no part in how we actually respond”

Liddle “I’m interested in outcomes, not in your emotion…”

Schama “Do not presume to lecture me about the inadequacy of an emotional response. Go back to your journalistic hackery about outcomes and turn your suburban face away from the plight of the miserable.”

Who would have thought bashing the “suburban” would play well on the BBC?

Liddle’s Got Issues: Corbyn

Featuring Toby Young of #Tories4Corbyn and John McTernan of #OnlyMoronsR4Corbyn …

Quote of the Day

Rod Liddle:

“Family of 12 from Luton – including a baby and two grandparents who are suffering from diabetes and cancer – feared to have joined ISIS… yay – result! That’s saved us all quite a few bob, no? Carry on like this and we might clear the national debt.”

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Peter Mandelson tells Emma Barnett…

“I think that Jeremy Corbyn himself should search his conscience and ask himself whether he’s the best person to lead the Labour Party into the general election with the best chance of success for the party.”

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