I really do not understand your critical coverage (Daily Mail, 29 May 2020) - especially on Friday last week- of the exclusion of experienced, award-winning broadcast journalist, Emily Maitlis, from the BBC2 ‘Newsnight’ programme last week.
Your media editor accurately quoted her (on Thursday, 28 May 2020) her as telling her TV audience in a monologue she delivered at the opening of last Tuesday’s edition as asserting : “Mr Cummings broke the rules” and made the British public “feel like fools. “
In so saying, she very closely reflected the Mail’s own very powerful editorial on Monday, which was headlined : “Cummings is taking us for fools.”
Yet on Friday (29 May 2020), conservative commentator, Douglas Murray was given two thirds of a page to attack Ms Maitlis, asserting she had made a “deeply ungenerous speech” which he also called a “rant” and she had apparently “been driven furious by events.”
He concluded that by making her robust remarks she had “given-up” on impartiality and she will thereby “only corrode public trust and further divided rather than unite our nations. “
You reported on Saturday (30 May 2020) revealing, although the BBC received round 40,000 viewer communications following her Tuesday evening monologue , about half were critical of her comments; and about half were critical of the BBC for not upholding her editorial independence.
I strongly disagree with Mr Murray ‘attacks, as a significant majority of the nation appears to agree with Maitlis’s argument.
Not least the Daily Mail Comment writers!