TONIGHT: Is Tommy Robinson a man raising concerns that others ignore, or a far-right figure exploiting the victims of sexual abuse for his own ends? We look into the roots of his appeal – and where his movement is headed next. 22:30@BBCTwo | #newsnight
Bad enough that they are yet again giving a marginal hate figure a prime platform. They are also using a highly charged photo implying he’s been silenced. Very, very poor editorial decision making going on at Newsnight at the moment.
“We have a duty to our audience to scrutinise uncomfortable subjects!”
‘Which picture shall we use? One of him leaving jail? Hanging around with street thugs?’
“Nah, the one which depicts him unambiguously as the poor silenced victim of a liberal conspiracy.”
The fact these gormless @BBCNewsnight hacks needlessly used his own highly politicised promotional material – and this utterly dishonest but artfully constructed image in particular – to illustrate the segment not been given quite the attention it deserved. Vapid bubble dwellers.