The BBC’s thinly veiled contempt for Leave voters even extends to the cover of American affairs. In “Who’s won the Whitehouse”, when likening Donald Trump’s Victory to Brexit, the narrator was dripping with disdain. The gist was that Leave voters were stubborn, gullible, idiots. They said Leavers didn’t take “expert” advice; the self-proclaimed (and BBC-endorsed) “experts” also advised the UK wouldn’t survive if we didn’t join the Euro in 1992 (among many failed predictions), yet the implication is voters were foolish not to blindly accept their dire warnings. The only difference between “hazarding a guess”, “clairvoyant predictions” and “expert advice” is the name you give it. The BBC called them “experts” simply to suggest that leave voters were inexpert when, in reality, everybody was the latter, because nobody can be an expert in Brexit, because it’s never happened before. In the same breath, the Narrator goes on to imply that we, the voters, were simply not intelligent enough to see the benefits of globalisation & the problems with leaving. The final blow was for her to go on to unnecessarily say “£350 million was promised to the NHS…it was lies but it didn’t matter”: which is simply untrue (& irrelevant to Trump’s campaign). This was so obviously a suggestion of how money could be better spent, not a promise; nobody who voted Leave thought for a second this was a promise and the BBC is fully aware of that.
Had I realised this site existed earlier, I could have an entry for every BBC news segment since the beginning of the referendum (and on-going since its end). From its misrepresentation of Leave voters (going to local pubs for quotes from people who appear to be less-educated) & its insistence that the Leave campaign was won on “immigration” alone, when statistically, although “uncontrolled immigration” was the 2nd highest reason people voted to leave, the number one reason was Sovereignty; we wanted to be able to hold those running our county accountable & for them to be living in the country they are running & influence our own laws but that doesn’t fit the BBC narrative that Leave voters are just xenophobic morons, so they keep it quiet.