Newsnight petition gets over 20,000 signatures


by Chris Barnyard    
10:01 am - May 30th 2012

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The online petition to get Newsnight to apologise for its portrayal of single mother Shanene Thorpe passed 20,000 signatures last night.

The petition was launched last week after Liberal Conspiracy reported on how it had misrepresented Ms Thorpe.

Yesterday the New Statesman also picked up on the controversy.

Labour MP Toby Perkins weighed in again, this time condemning the film and calling for an apology from BBC Newsnight.

The BBC has yet to respond.

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The BBC tory bias was again on display as they put two tory arsewipes up against Paul Krugman. Yes 2 against 1. Yet Krugman dispatched this tory austerity tag team back to their ideological rat hole.

We should condemn, but not call for an apology. People shouldn’t apologise in politics, it’s a sign of weakness.

So is this an example of the BBC’s much vaunted ‘left-wing bias’?

I discussed this very topic a couple of weeks ago!

http://representingthemambo.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/boris-johnson-thinks-the-bbc-is-marxist/


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