Okay, so yes, Laura Kuenssberg is exhibiting political bias. That’s one problem for and about the BBC for sure. But, so are many journalists. When Nick Robinson was attacked by Scottish Nationalists for his Indyref reporting, there were several petitions which didn’t attract many signatures. One on change.org gained 19,000, although it didn’t reach its target, compared to the speedily reached 35,000 on the now removed 38 Degrees petition calling for Laura Kuenssberg’s sacking. And the Robinson petition asked for his suspension, not for him to lose his job and whole career. Go figure.
The question is, what is the appropriate level of response to this bias? And it is not insignificant that we’re having this conversation about the BBCs first female political editor.
This morning, blogs and news sources are sharing this link to the comments on the removed petition – stating that only one comment was sexist, and…
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