Even after 66 days BBC explanation cannot ‘survive a collision with the evidence’

Andrew Marr leaves the BBC Broadcasting House in central London after presenting The Andrew Marr Show on 18 October, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

I wrote to complain about Andrew Marr’s use of statistics in his interrogation of Nicola Sturgeon on November 29th 2020. The next day, the email below noted that they aimed to reply within 10 working days.

Yesterday, February 4th 2021, 66 days later, after several apologies for delay, they still have no answer. It’s difficult, I suppose as there is no answer that could ‘survive a collision with the evidence.‘*

  • I watched again recently, the late Christopher Hitchens use that line in debating the existence of God. I’ve been meaning to use it for years. You’ll see it again.

5 thoughts on “Even after 66 days BBC explanation cannot ‘survive a collision with the evidence’”

  1. Well done for pursuing the complaint John. Personally, I gave up years ago, fed up with their non-replies.
    Unfortunately, as with lying tabloid headlines, the damage has already been done. However, it seems that less and less people believe what they are being told by these purveyors of untruths. Their audience is shrinking, and long may that trend continue.

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  2. Well done, John. I’ve had no luck with complaints against this almighty, and corrupt, outfit.
    Seems they have no answer this time, but Marr is just one of a coterie of Unionist hucksters pretending to be neutral broadcasters sitting above the fray, but in reality agitating for one side.

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  3. Yesterday again, the BBC reporter enquired of Hancock as to “why is Scotland lagging behind the rest of the UK….?” This allowed Hancock to once again make all the usual propaganda statements.
    The question came very much out of real context and was obviously in there to open up for the Rule Britannia spiel which of course rounded off the piece. All very obvious but job done and all smiles…..

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  4. Covid update

    Radio Scotland. John Swinney’s voice clear as a bell

    Bbc Tv. JS’s voice very muffled . . . .

    How is that, it’s the same microphone!

    Re Squaddies

    At yesterday’s Covid Update The FM said the request for Squaddues had been made on 23rd Jan. And was granted on 29th.

    The request was made before Jack’s public announcement of sending in the troops.

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