Channel 4 had recognized the "Leaders Debate" on climate disaster a few weeks ago and the invitations in a timely manner to the party leaders sent. Just five had said by Thursday evening: the Chairman of the Labour, the Scottish national party, the liberal Democrats, the Greens and the Welsh Plaid Cymru. Not Premier Boris Johnson, the leader of the Tory party, which is heading according to surveys, a whopping majority, he refuses to ask critical questions in the media, like time had come.
Long had Channel 4 no message at all about an To get approval or rejection from the Tory headquarters, in the end, it was argued that "scheduling problems". Not even the head of the Brexit-party Nigel Farage, who had announced in front of the TV debate had come from such a Format anyway do not expect any reasonable discussion.
A British broadcaster to operate in such cases, a policy of "empty chairs", you place an empty chair where the or the Missing seats should be. More on that later. Channel 4 was but a small provocation, and turned to the places where Johnson and Farage had two blocks of ice should stand. During the broadcast, went promise in the climate policies of the parties and their respective choice, and they both started to blocks of ice, as it is their nature to melt.
to understand why the scandal that developed from this Situation, workers in the UK over the masses, you must know that between the Conservatives and the public broadcaster, a continuous simmering dispute. The station has received from the independent media regulator, Ofcom, for a licence until 2024. In four years, this is so to Check. You must also know that Johnson feels they are being treated by the moderators of the transmitter is bad. Which is why he canceled a TV-debate – and Channel 4 had refused to hand on the Tory party conference, an Interview.
"He is beyond discussion. He plays with them."
on the Other hand, something Johnson and his Team to do more often. Particularly impressive, it was not, as the Tory-Secretary-General James Cleverly, unlike promised, showed up in a Sky News Interview. Presenter Kay Burley conducted the interview anyway; you can put your questions to an empty chair. The channel ITV was recently a ride in the Tory tour bus. And whether the Prime Minister will put to the stern of the BBC presenter Andrew Neil for an Interview, the last week, head of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, according to all the rules of art had taken, is still a mystery. It raised, indeed, Johnson, what he can do particularly well: He dodged. The others would have to decide.
That, however, the Prime of his media team to specify whether or not he provides a survey, which has long since become a political issue, is unlikely. A very angry Labour Deputy John McDonnell said anyway, on Friday morning in the BBC: "you have to start to ask yourself as you pull Boris Johnson to account. He is beyond discussion. He plays with them." So he aimed at the BBC, but said obviously, other media.
so Now the climate change debate. Instead of Johnson, two men appeared the same: Ex-environment Minister, Michael Gove, the de facto Minister for the handling of the Brexit, supported by Johnson's father Stanley. Gove argued that he wanted to replace the Prime Minister and join in the discussion, finally, he knows in climate issues and could make an important contribution.
The station managers were surprised and asked the five party leaders who were waiting for their appearance, whether they wanted to discuss with Gove. The said no, said no, with the justification that this is a "Leaders Debate", and Gove is not well, "the leader", the leader of the Conservative party. Gove was indignant and exclaimed that he was "a leader". A Boss. After that, he posted his outrage in detail in the social networks.
The larger bomb came afterwards
The Conservatives sent on the same evening a complaint to Ofcom and argued that Channel 4 had breached its obligation to act fairly and impartially. With the rejection of Gove to have prevented the party to a reasonable political representation in the program. The ice sculpture was a "provocative Stunt".
The larger bomb came: "sources" when the Tories were several British media know that you will make after an election victory that Channel 4 had to fear for its license. The Minister of education Gavin Williamson took back on the next Morning, in the BBC, but the threat is in the world: The Tories put the media under pressure, if these reports critically.
This is the one side of the coin in an election campaign, in which all the pages with unrealistic campaign promises and bitter search for mutual Allusions to profile. The other one is dealing with truth and counterfeit, with strange Ads in the social media and what it has done for Donald Trump as a "Fake News" worldwide career.
fake facts check
The liberal Democrats had to be recently accused of distributing campaign material that looks like the real front pages of local media – and to behave so unethically. However, there are also here again, the Tories, which are characterized by a remarkable lack of scruples.
made headlines around recently a Twitter Account named "factcheckUK", the false statements of the head of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn made in an ITV debate with Boris Johnson. In fact, the Conservative Campaign Headquarters Press Office (CCHQ), so the election campaign headquarters of the Tories hid behind it. After deduction of relevant Tweets you back changed its name from factcheckUK in a hurry to CCHQ. Johnson defended himself, he know Twitter is not so, the foreign Minister, Dominic Raab argued that it care but eh no one, whether social media was saying the truth. Indeed, more and more Brits are looking for support for your decision in the facts checkers; web sites such as "the Independent Full Fact", the Reality Checks of the BBC, Channel 4 and the Guardian to be read a lot.
The BBC has similar problems with the Tories. The Ads on Facebook, where comments made by BBC presenters on the Brexit out of context and, in election campaign advertising are to be integrated. The BBC has lodged a complaint, the Tories argue that the Material had not been used "in a way which distorted the reporting".
In a country which suffers until today from the consequences of lies and manipulations in the Brexit Referendum, in an Era in which elections almost habitually by foreign powers are affected – and in a world that has become accustomed to believe nothing more, have become such manipulations are commonplace. Reassuring after all, that there are still so many British people are surprised about it.
Created: 02.12.2019, 14:47 PM