The right-wing activist Tommy Robinson was reportedly invited to do an interview with the BBC after it emerged in court that there had been ‘private messages’ sent between Robinson and Darren Osborne, who is currently standing trial for the Finsbury Park Mosque attack last year.
In order to try and prove that the BBC is some sort of ‘propaganda machine,’ Robinson used Facebook Live to stream a live and ‘secret’ feed of the meeting to his 640,000+ followers so that there could be an objective comparison when the BBC decides to air the interview after it has been cut and edited.
We’re not going to say too much about the interview itself as it is a lengthy video, but rather feel that the public should have the chance to simply watch it and make their own minds up.
You can watch the footage below:
BBC bias is a common topic of conversation, with many people currently feeling that it is no longer appropriate for the corporation to be funded through the licence fee.
After all, every other TV network is required to commercially support itself through advertising and subscription, and there is also a great deal of anger about how the TV Licence is enforced.
If you don’t want to watch any BBC output, it does seem slightly bizarre that you still have to pay for it regardless, and every incident of perceived bias by the Beeb won’t do the pro-Licence argument any favours whatsoever.
It will be interesting to see what the current Conservative government has in store for them when the Licence question comes up again.