BBC and other mainstream media guilty of ‘clear and consistent bias’ against Corbyn, study finds
From RT: British news channels are blatantly biased against Jeremy Corbyn, giving far more airtime to commentators who openly criticize the Labour Party leader than those who support him, a second study of the phenomenon shows.
New research by the Media Reform Coalition and Birkbeck University of London shows there has been a “clear and consistent bias” both online and on television against Corbyn since the coup against his leadership was launched after the EU referendum.
Similar conclusions were drawn earlier in July by a similar London School of Economics (LSE) study.
Outlets, including the BBC, were found to have given Corbyn opponents double the airtime afforded to Corbynistas.
The report found “a marked and persistent imbalance in favour of sources critical of Jeremy Corbyn, the issues that they sought to highlight, and the arguments they advanced.”
It also found a “strong tendency within the main BBC evening news bulletins for reporters to use pejorative language when describing Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters, including words like ‘hostile’ and ‘hard core.’”
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