Nish Kumar on Naga Munchetty BBC racism row - BBC Newsnight
- Published on Sep 27, 2019
- The BBC has said it is not impartial on racism, after a backlash over its decision to uphold a complaint against BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty. Subscribe to our channel here: goo.gl/31Q53F
BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty was found by the BBC's Editorial Complaints Unit to have breached the corporation's guidelines by criticising US President Donald Trump's motives after he said four female politicians should "go back" to "places from which they came".
The corporation said its editorial guidelines "do not allow for journalists to... give their opinions about the individual making the remarks or their motives for doing so - in this case President Trump".
Munchetty was not found in breach for "calling out racist comments, which is perfectly acceptable where things are clearly framed in racist language", the BBC's head of editorial standards has said.
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