#BBC #Marr show editor admits: ‘we don’t worry about a show’s balance’


Labour Party supporters have been disgusted over the last week or so, as a parade of right-wing ex-Labour figures from reviled former leader Tony Blair through serial election-loser John McTernan and a ridiculous Jolyon Maugham newspaper article to the oily Peter Mandelson on yesterday’s Marr show on the BBC have been wheeled out with damaging comments – just a few days before the important by-elections in Stoke and Copeland.

marr balance.pngIn a lengthy Twitter exchange with Labour activist Eoin Clarke on the topic of balance on the Marr show, which followed Mandelson’s appearance, programme editor Rob Burley made a remarkable admission:

burley-marr-balanceIn other words, in the view of the Marr show, it’s ok to put out a completely one-sided show full of Labour relics droning on about an ‘uprising’ against Brexit just before two important by-elections in ‘Leave’ strongholds – as long as you put someone else on some other time ‘for…

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