Radio 4 News

The BBC touted the ‘big’ headline: Out vote ‘could weaken Nato’, says US general, as if this were a really important and significant intervention. In the news item there was hardly anything said to balance this, even though the statement is completely groundless. There was a very brief and unconvincing mention of the pro-Brexit opinion of the matter, but then the final words were again supporting remain. Usually a political or controversial news item finishes with a countering view (especially, it seems, if the item is not in line with a view in favour with the BBC), but in this case the pro-EU view was prominently promoted at the start and then reinforced at the end.

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