Nick Robinson has hit back at accusations of BBC bias in its coverage of Downing Side Road “partygate”, announcing it will be “absurd” to play down the story.
The presenter of Radio FOUR’s Nowadays programme was once responding to an accusation by means of Lord Moore that the BBC had acted like “a Fox News of the Left” by means of interviewing Tory MPs antagonistic to Boris Johnson.
Lord Moore, in his Telegraph column, mentioned that BBC audiences “crave information that may be calm, balanced and correctly prioritised”, and prompt that the employer should “not try to ape Fleet Street” via specializing in the scandal of Downing Side Road events.
In a letter to the Telegraph, Mr Robinson stated: “Obviously, we should report the events tale… listening to from people who protect the PM and challenging them besides as individuals who assault him and pointing out that this may now not lead to his departure from office. we now have done that.
“On The Other Hand, the idea that the BBC alone should play down or ignore the situation which has led Conservative MPs – both Brexit allies besides as lifelong enemies of Johnson’s – to call on their leader to surrender is absurd.”
He brought: “When as BBC political editor I mentioned night after evening at the loans for honours scandal which broken Tony Blair or, as presenter of Lately, on Theresa Would Possibly’s struggle over Brexit along with her own backbenchers, or Jeremy Corbyn’s battles over antisemitism, I heard no such demand ‘tremendous impartiality’ from Lord Moore. i’m wondering why now not?”
Mr Robinson additionally mentioned that it used to be ITV Information “who’ve, to their credit, made the working in this story” by means of breaking a string of exclusives, together with an email through which the Top Minister’s fundamental personal secretary invited more than ONE HUNDRED Downing Street staffers to a “carry your individual booze” birthday party.