Friday, November 22, 2019

David Keighley

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http://news-watch.co.uk
Former BBC news producer, BBC PR executive and head of corporate relations for TV-am. Director of News-watch.

BBC Watch: Game, set and match to Mr Justice Mann

Mr Justice Mann’s reasons for not allowing the BBC appeal against his judgment in the Sir Cliff Richard case are now available. The BBC’s...

BBC Watch: As Grade joins criticism over Sir Cliff, will heads start to roll?

Back in 2014, immediately after the BBC mounted dramatic coverage of a police raid on the home of Sir Cliff Richard in connection with...

BBC Watch: This imaginary quagmire over press freedom

Last week Mr Justice Mann ruled that the BBC had no grounds for an appeal against his earlier High Court judgment in the Cliff...

It’s not press freedom at stake over Sir Cliff, it’s the rights of an innocent man

Journalists, lawyers and, of course, the BBC have mounted an all-out attack on Mr Justice Mann’s ruling last Wednesday that the BBC and South...

BBC Watch: Held to account over the trashing of Sir Cliff

Gotcha! In awarding £210,000 damages to Cliff Richard against the BBC for ‘tainting his life’ by its ‘sensationalist’ breach of his privacy in the...

BBC Watch: Hardline news – who else is on the hitlist?

Last week in TCW, Craig Byers astutely picked up that the BBC’s use of ‘hardline’ in the EU debate was deeply slanted. The adjective, he...

David Keighley’s BBC Watch: After Dimbleby, it’s Quota Time

There have been 1,369 editions of BBC1’s Question Time since its launch in 1979, and it has an estimated weekly audience of 2.4million in...

David Keighley’s BBC Watch: Bad news on Two for old, white men

Be afraid, be very afraid. Patrick Holland, appointed last year as the Controller of BBC2, has launched a new mission. He has decided that his...

David Keighley’s BBC Watch: A figleaf swept away in the torrent of anti-Brexit bias

In BBC Radio 4’s Feedback on Friday, host Roger Bolton introduced a classic edition of Corporation Complaints Stonewalling. The subject? Primarily coverage of Brexit. The...

Blair’s EU witch project and the BBC

How much was it worth? The EU Remain cause is already bankrolled lavishly by figures such as George Soros – but what would eight...

Move along, there’s nothing to see – BBC’s whitewash of the Brendan Cox affair

It is not known precisely what Brendan Cox, the widower of murdered MP Jo Cox, did wrongly to women while he was employed by...

Leftist, anti-British, anti-capitalist and corrupt – why is Oxfam getting millions from a Tory government?

An astonishing aspect of the aid agency scandal is that few in the press or the political establishment have properly questioned this multi-billion-pound scam...

No defence left for the BBC – damning figures that prove Brexit bias

Readers of TCW will need little persuading that the BBC’s coverage of Brexit is biased. The Corporation vehemently denies it of course, but since...

David Keighley: BBC sting in the reindeers’ tale

Hold the front page! The BBC has accepted it has made a mistake – over sensationalist claims about climate change. But don’t faint: as always...

David Keighley’s BBC Watch: We’re impartial, it’s just our staff who aren’t

Good morning. Here is the Not the Fake BBC News. As usual, before we start, it’s important to point out that the BBC itself doesn’t...

2017 Revisited – January: Trump replaces Farage as Auntie’s new whipping boy

2017 Revisited: A look back through the eyes of TCW's top writers.  First posted January 2017. Is there anything the BBC won’t now do to discredit Donald...

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