They didn’t just report this story - they led their news bulletins on it all morning and now they slip out a short press release. They should apologise on air. #happenstoooften https://t.co/TqrjMR69d7— Kate Hoey (@CatharineHoey) April 17, 2020
Kate also lashed out over a broadcast in which a GP was introduced as a guest, but the presenter failed to inform viewers that he was until very recently a Labour MP. Dr Paul Williams lost his Stockton South seat to the Tories in December, but he is also the Labour candidate for Cleveland Police Commissioner in next year's elections.
Did @BBCNews know this and just not tell viewers or was their research inadequate ?— Kate Hoey (@CatharineHoey) April 17, 2020
BBC News GP is Standing as Labour Candidate https://t.co/JNPTjg32vb via @guidofawkes
In yet another incident last week BBC News introduced a nurse to discuss concerns over PPE. Again the Beeb failed to mention that he was a member of the Labour Party.