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AIBU to think Laura Kuenssberg should be sacked?

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GhoulishGertie Fri 08-Jan-16 16:43:40

Apologies if this is is/has been discussed elsewhere; I expected there to be a thread already but I can't find anything ...

LK is the BBC's political editor, but shows no sign of being fair, impartial or balanced in her reporting. She seems to have a passionate, unchecked loathing of Jeremy Corbyn/the Labour Party - an obsession almost - and is making the BBC News unwatchable for everyone in our house - even the kids have picked up on her twitching, sour face when she's reporting on anything Corbyn-related! Surely this revelation about her part in engineering for Stephen Doughty to resign live on Daily Politics crosses a line where the new isn't being reported it's being manipulated and spun for entertainment/propaganda and she is a delighted participant who is failing to report in the public interest?

goodnightdarthvader1 Fri 08-Jan-16 16:45:37

I'm not familiar with her (I don't watch the news) but I've heard mumblings previously that the BBC is losing its impartiality. It would be a shame if that's the case.

Mistigri Fri 08-Jan-16 16:46:42

Even her predecessor (himself a former Conservative party member) thinks she's crossed the line, so no YANBU.

This whole reshuffle thing just baffles me. The people involved have no power, and no prospect of power for the next four years. How come is it such important news?

MaudGonneMad Fri 08-Jan-16 16:49:17

She's awful. YANBU.

apricotdanish Fri 08-Jan-16 16:53:35

I couldn't agree more, as soon as I your thread title I knew what you were driving at. It's a running joke in our house and has been bothering me for months! No impartiality at all but I assume this is what the BBC want as it's been allowed to continued this long.

KathyCantDoInteriors Fri 08-Jan-16 16:54:55

Yet the BBC poached her back from ITV

RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Fri 08-Jan-16 16:55:23

It's perplexing how the right accuse the BBC of being too lefty and the lefties are convinced there's an anti-Corbyn plot going on. It can't be simultaneously biased in both directions.

The way Corbynites are being outraged about media bias everywhere and demanding the sacking of any journalist who's not actively on their side reminds me a lot of Scottish independence supporters. It's a strange determination to be victims of some establishment plan against them.

walkingtheplank Fri 08-Jan-16 16:56:42

I can't stand her either. I find that she spins adversely against Conservatives too. Perhaps she is just sneering about all parties. That us nit necessarily a bad thing.

I was unaware of her involvement in the resignation. If true, she has crossed a light - off to Google now...

To be fair she's less biased than the ex BBC economics editor, Stephanie F landers, who had slept with both Ed Balls and Ed Milliband!?

Either way, BBC can't win. They are accused if being biased against every party.

Shutthatdoor Fri 08-Jan-16 16:56:43

Well the left say she is to right wing and right say she is to left wing ergo she must be doing something right.

SwedishEdith Fri 08-Jan-16 16:57:03

I think she finds it very hard to disguise her politics. I'm a little uneasy with all the stuff on Twitter about her - any journalist would love the chance to get any politician to resign live on tv. But I've always found her difficult to watch - so clearly tory. And I can watch Andrew Neil, Nick Robinson and listen to John Piennaar.

juneau Fri 08-Jan-16 16:57:18

This whole reshuffle thing just baffles me. The people involved have no power, and no prospect of power for the next four years. How come is it such important news?

I agree with this^. BBC news is so boring and irrelevant at the moment I don't even bother watching.

Funinthesun15 Fri 08-Jan-16 16:57:29

Either way, BBC can't win. They are accused if being biased against every party.

Completely agree.

AnonymousBird Fri 08-Jan-16 16:57:35

My DH actually laughs every time she comes on, he just can't take her seriously (and he is a Tory voter).

She was so scathing the night before last, how many times did she say "chaos" and all that. Not appropriate for her to report this way, whatever she may privately think.

Why did BBC take her back? I thought they were well shot when she went to ITV?

Bet Mr Landale isn't very impressed - he should have got the job!

apricotdanish Fri 08-Jan-16 16:58:37

Yes but she is always so scathing! As opposed to just reporting the story.

Nottodaythankyouorever Fri 08-Jan-16 16:59:09

The way Corbynites are being outraged about media bias everywhere and demanding the sacking of any journalist who's not actively on their side reminds me a lot of Scottish independence supporters. It's a strange determination to be victims of some establishment plan against them.

The 'outrage' on social media at the moment is ridiculous.

GoblinLittleOwl Fri 08-Jan-16 16:59:36

I dislike her presentations intensely. To me she appeared violently anti-Tory, but I agree with you about her recent reports on Labour's reshuffle.
She definitely does not come across as impartial, unless that means hating everyone (political) equally.

Not an adornment to the BBC News Department; her inexperience shows.

apricotdanish Fri 08-Jan-16 17:00:56

x post blush

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 08-Jan-16 17:04:06

Yes! I've noticed her Corbyn loathing and remarked to a friend the other day that you don't usually see news reporters puckering up their faces in such obvious disdain when discussing a politician.

Shutthatdoor Fri 08-Jan-16 17:09:07

This whole reshuffle thing just baffles me.

I think it is that usually even whole cabinet or shadow cabinet reshuffle take no more than half a day. Therefore for it to take 2 days plus to shuffle 2 people is a bit ridiculous.

Labour I believe gave the heads up that this was going to happen before Christmas so caused some of the hype themselves

WhereYouLeftIt Fri 08-Jan-16 17:13:27

Corbyn is undertaking a REVENGE reshuffle! Heads will roll! Blah blah blah ...
<doesn't happen>
Corbyn has retreated from his REVENGE reshuffle! And he took DAYS not to do it. He is WEAK!

FFS. Just give it a rest. Shadow leader who hasn't formed a cabinet before decides to make minor changes a couple of months after first attempt. Anything else is total fiction media spin trying to fill time on 24-hour rolling news channels.

schrodcat Fri 08-Jan-16 17:13:36

I thought it was just me! She is, as others have said, so scathing and negative about everyone and every party - it's like she thinks anyone who has sought public office is some sort of criminal. Massive superiority complex.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 08-Jan-16 17:15:35

She did a lot of grimacing when reporting on the Indy Ref too.

FATEdestiny Fri 08-Jan-16 17:17:56

Norman Smith should have got her job

<lubs Norman>

schrodcat Fri 08-Jan-16 17:18:11

However I think the sour-faced thing is just her face. Not so much Resting Bitch Face as Twitching Bitch Face.

DadKeepsCalm1 Fri 08-Jan-16 17:23:00

According to my friends on the right the bbc is a left wing news channel. The friends on the left say it is biased against labour/the left. Tbh I think you just don't like what your hearing. It doesn't take a right wing bias to show that Corbin is a complete loony and completely incompetent and is running the Labour Party like the Soviet Union ran the communist party. I don't buy the whole old man look I think he is actually quite a spiteful man, this was a complete revenge reshuffle. Even Emily thornberry didn't understand why she was promoted, but it was probably because she and that troll abbot remained loyal to Corbin on Syria.

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