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I didn’t mean to pick on any BBC journalist, especially not someone I admire. The point I was making was that the “I voted Remain BUT” voter is STATISTICALLY one of the rarest creatures in our political landscape but is somehow overrepresented in every BBC sample.
Basically, the professional trolls and botfarms are targeting the BBC with this fictitious voter (just like they target twitter) and the BBC in its maniacal quest for a sort of inane chocolate-box balance (let’s have one of everything) falls for it every time.
Only that’s not balance. If you end up representing X and Y view in every programme, even though X and Y are wholly niche, you end up propagandising them as being mainstream. And pretty soon you create a feedback loop.
The more you read emails with “let’s get Brexit done” - the gov’t line - the more you get emails repeating it. It’s a self sustaining Newton’s Cradle. You never actually do your job as a broadcaster and assess whether IT’S TRUE or if IT MEANS ANYTHING. You just glibly repeat it.
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