Incredible! BBC is criticized, not for beating up on Griffin, but for helping Griffin by beating up on him.

The story appears in today’s Daily Mail:

The BNP backlash—MPs accuse BBC of playing into Nick Griffin’s hands by stage-managing Question Time onslaught

The BBC was accused last night of letting BNP bigot Nick Griffin ‘play the martyr’ amid bitter recriminations over his appearance on Question Time.

Senior MPs accused the corporation of whipping up controversy to maximise viewing figures—then crudely stage-managing the programme so he was under attack throughout from the audience and fellow panellists.

They said the attempt to expose his racist views risked backfiring because some voters would feel he had been unfairly treated. [cont.]

Be sure to see the photo of the studio audience near the end of the article.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 24, 2009 06:17 PM | Send

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