David Keighley

David Keighley

Former BBC news producer, BBC PR executive and head of corporate relations for TV-am. Director of News-watch.
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David Keighley’s BBC Watch: Forget bias, Ministers fret over the meaningless ‘gender pay gap’

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (as it is now known), it seems, has finally been galvanised into contemplating action against the BBC. It has a dragon to slay. Is it the relentless barrage of anti-Brexit bias emanating from the Corporation? It continues unabated, as is illustrated adroitly here – yet again – […]

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David Keighley’s BBC Brexit Watch: May’s new spinner picks a fight with Fox

Is the BBC biased against Brexit? Overwhelming evidence produced by News-watch shows that it is. Yet a war of words on the topic within the Conservative Party has broken out. Some of those on the Remain side – along with Theresa May herself – appear to be determined to insult those who think the Corporation’s […]

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David Keighley’s BBC Watch: Let’s forget that Brown tried to do a deal with DUP ‘bigots’

The BBC has quickly found a new villain to kick. Is its next mission – after four years branding those who oppose immigration and especially Ukip as divisive racists – to tar the proud, family-oriented and genuinely conservative people of Northern Ireland as repressive monsters? In coverage since the election results emerged, the Corporation is […]

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David Keighley: Last night was a BBC gain

The sense of excitement and joy in the BBC election studio was palpable from the off last night. The nasty party was getting its due desserts and they loved it. A central question, as this extraordinary result sinks in, is the extent to which the favourable projection of Jeremy Corbyn by the BBC – combined […]

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David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: Evan Davis admits Auntie couldn’t care less about your complaints

At last! Someone at the BBC has finally admitted publicly what has been obvious for years. Step forward Newsnight presenter Evan Davis, who – according to the Daily Mail – told the Hay literary festival that the BBC programme makers and journalists don’t take note of emails complaining about bias. The reality, of course, is […]

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David Keighley’s BBC Watch: Beheading Trump is such a hoot

The American so-called comedian Kathy Griffin has issued a grovelling apology for posting a sick picture of herself holding up a bloodied and horrific model of the decapitated head of Donald Trump. Clearly thinking it was a jolly jape, she at first defended the image and the ‘joke’, but has now reluctantly accepted that it […]

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