The BBC’s Marie-Louise Connolly called for “young ones” in the 0-19 age group to be vaccinated. When challenged the BBC responded by saying that by “young ones” she meant those under 59. When challenged again the BBC concluded she meant teenagers only. In this example, we show how far the BBC will go to cover up for its won journalist’s disasters.
Henry Bodkin, a correspondent for the Telegraph claimed that “12 to 15-year-olds one of the age groups most responsible for spreading the virus.” After refusing to provide evidence for his claim we appealed to the Telegraph complaints department and forced them into retracting the statement.
Dan Hodges is renowned for his divisiveness and hypocrisy on COVID-19 responses. Whilst being humiliated seems to be an acceptable payoff for getting attention for Dan, his public breakdowns and denialism do little to inspire confidence in a struggling corporate media industry and in the people who may look to journalists for guidance.
Henry Bodkin wrote in the Telegraph that 12-15 year olds were significant spreaders of COVID-19. When I asked him to prove his claim, he was unable to do so.
In this second part of our BBC “anti-disinformation” unit exposé, we look at further evidence of the fake news being pushed by this small, controversial online outfit.
The BBC Disinformation team claims to exist in order to weed out disinformation campaigns to expose them. Instead, what this team have become is not a disinformation team seeking out conspiracy theories but a team pushing disinformation.
2021 was celebrated in the UK with an interview on the BBC of Laura Duffell, a Matron from Kings College Hospital in London. Laura would claim that “we have a whole ward of children here .” Being sceptical of the claim I submitted a FOI request to the Trust seeking confirmation.
Having already exposed Professor Trish Greenhalgh as providing misinformation on national TV, I reached out to her suggesting that an apology be issued given the seriousness of the matter. Instead of apologising she doubled-down behind more false claims.
Trish Greenhalgh of the University of Oxford has suggested a jogger infected with COVID19 could pass it to a pedestrian as they run past “puffing and panting”. Her claim was carried by many major news outlets. But just how rooted is that claim in evidence or science?
Professor Trish Greenhalgh made several unsubstantiated claims on Good Morning Britain that could have profound effects on a large section of the UK population. She was neither challenged about her claims nor asked to verify them.