BBC 'doesn't represent Britain' claims radio caller
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Caller, Tony from Epsom, erupted at the BBC as he claimed the broadcaster is “not for us”. He explained that the BBC have changed since the 2016 referendum. Speaking to talkRADIO, Tony said: “They don’t represent Britain and I think the thing with it now and since the 2016 EU referendum, it’s in your face.
“They’ll continue to do what they do.
“At least 50 percent of the country isn’t for them.
“Most people are patriotic, they celebrate our successes and remember the bad things and there’s nothing wrong with being proud of that.
“I think with the BBC they represent a media liberal elite and they’re not for us.”
His comments come after Naga Munchetty has apologised for liking “offensive” tweets about a Government minister’s video call backdrop featuring the Union flag.
The BBC Breakfast presenter, 46, said she had since removed the likes and that they did not represent the views of the broadcaster.
Munchetty had faced criticism from some online following an interview on Thursday in which she and her co-host Charlie Stayt drew attention to a large flag and picture of the Queen visible behind Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick.
Ending the interview, Stayt said: “I think your flag is not up to standard size, Government interview measurements.
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“I think it’s just a little bit small, but that’s your department really. It’s just a thought.”
Mr Jenrick, who was speaking via video call from Westminster, did not respond.
When the camera returned to the studio, Munchetty was seen attempting to stifle her laugher.
She added: “There’s always a flag. They had the picture of the Queen though. In the Westminster office I am assuming.”
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Munchetty later apologised for liking a series of tweets that referenced their interview and the flag.
She wrote on Twitter: “I ‘liked’ tweets today that were offensive in nature about the use of the British flag as a backdrop in a government interview this morning. I have since removed these ‘likes’.
“This do not represent the views of me or the BBC. I apologise for any offence taken.”
The BBC declined to comment further.
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