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The largest broadcasting network in the world, BBC, is in a soup. Their refusal to co-operate with the filming of the light hearted entertainment ‘bubble’ has come as a jolt for many. Bubble was supposed to debut on Friday, but the latest confusion in BBC management has come as a dampener. The participant Nick Robinson who is BBC’s political editor along with their two other senior journalists George Alagiah and Huw Edward has been banned from taking part the program. The move is out of fear that it will hamper the reputation of it’s journalism and the way media works. Though the program format is popular across other countries, but BBC think bubble treats audience as idiots.
BBC further added that Bubble is all about seeking attention and amassing popularity by confining three people in a house for several days with no access to the outer world. They will be shown video clips asking them to distinguish between the fake and authentic news. Sky News and ITV news who are supposed to be supplying the content on videos and news for the show are happy to be part of it. BBC’s news for the show will be from archives and stories from that corresponding week.
Why is BBC News so panicky about Bubble, and their apparent double standards? Supporters of the programme are wondering why they are so paranoid. Seems like BBC has not recovered from the lost confidence in its journalism after 2004 Hutton Inquiry and the 2007 fakery scandal of Queensgate documentary.
BBC being a reputed house needs to put things in order in the finest way possible, Reputation management is the need of the hour before viewers start thinking that all they do is force feed news everyday. Secondly are viewers being told that they are not smart enough to make out the difference between authentic and fake news stories?