Newsnight clip claiming Dominic Cummings broke lock triggers 24,000 complaints

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The episode of Newsnight that Dominic Cummings broke the lock has fueled nearly 24,000 complaints.Viewers at home were so enraged that they filed 23,674 complaints with the BBC about the episode in question where Emily Maitlis spoke to the Prime Minister’s senior adviser in the lockdown row.

Complaints that flooded the BBC claimed that the news segment had shown “a bias against Dominic Cummings and / or the government”.

The Newsnight episode examined Mr. Cummings taking the long-haul road trip to Durham from London while the UK remained locked in.

Her actions sparked public criticism when the news hit the headlines.



Newsnight clip claiming Dominic Cummings broke lock triggers 24,000 complaints

In a bitter attack, BBC presenter Emily called on Mr. Cummings when she opened the BBC Two show.

Emily insisted that Boris Johnson’s main collaborator “broke the rules” and that “the country can see this and he is shocked that the government cannot”.



The Newsnight episode examined Mr. Cummings taking the long-haul road trip to Durham from London while the United Kingdom remained in the grip of locking

However, the BBC found that the episode “did not meet our standards of impartiality” and staff were recalled on instructions.

The statement added, “We looked at all of Newsnight last night, including the opening section, and even if we believe the program contained fair, reasonable and rigorous journalism.

“We think we should have done more to clarify that the introduction was a summary of the issues we would be examining, with all of the supporting evidence, in the rest of the program.

“As it stands, we believe that the introduction we released did not meet our standards of impartiality. ”

British Good Morning presenter Piers Morgan attacked the BBC for his “utterly shameful” statement.

Newsnight aired the episode on May 26.

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