Category: Media Watch

Reply from BBC Audience Services re: Brandt Jean video ‘cut’

A couple of weeks ago I received a reply letter from BBC Audience Services regarding my complaint to them over how they ‘cut’ the Christian faith of Brandt Jean, the witness in a U.S. court who publicly forgave his brother’s murderer Amber Guyger. The way the BBC cut the video footage of Brandt Jean in

BBC appears to endorse forced closure of Reading Chick-fil-A by a mob

The BBC News website’s recent coverage of the enforced closure of the UK’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Reading can only be described as disgusting. Let me begin by making one thing clear. Personally I am not one for eating in MacDonald’s or KFC-type restaurants, and so an establishment like Chick-fil-A is not one that I

BBC makes second U-turn in a week over freedom of speech on campus

On 30 September the BBC spectacularly reversed its ruling over whether Naga Munchetty had broken its editorial guidelines in making comments about Donald Trump on BBC Breakfast. The BBC’s Director-General (one might say ‘Directionless-General’) Lord Hall personally stepped in to overturn the previous ruling. The whole episode proved an embarrassment for the BBC. Whatever the

Letter to BBC re: Brandt Jean video ‘cut’

On 3 October the BBC News website shared a remarkable video from the trial of former U.S. policewoman Amber Guyger for the murder of Botham Jean. The video showed Botham Jean’s brother, Brandt, declaring his unconditional forgiveness of his brother’s murderer before embracing her in the middle of the courtroom. Except the BBC’s ‘cut’ of

The Times: “Rampant secularism is fuelling culture wars”

In a comment piece in today’s Times (10 September), Melanie Phillips says what those of us with eyes to see it have known for some time: that secularism, with its blinding promises of ‘tolerance’ and ‘freedom’, is actually fuelling a culture of anger, hatred and intolerance throughout Western society. Ms. Phillips argues — in my