Originally aired June 20, 2020
Nick of UNWASHeD returns to discuss the recent attack
on his and Lucy Brown's media project, VILE, and re-launch as SCUM,
reclaiming much recent (inherently white) popular culture,
the tension between grit and beauty and our peoples' varied tastes and styles,
his alliance with White Art Collective,
(15/06/20) Day 84 of the #UKLockdown. The Veterans have their say; a true account of what happened in London at the #BlackLivesMatter protest on 13th June. Do not believe the lying #ScumMedia #NeverSurrender
The clip featuring Maitlis' opinions delivered as impartial news on the flagship Newsnight programme was yeeted from Social Media.
That is what id presented here.
The bias is/was also in the metadata on the BBC's iPlayer version of the programme: "The public can see the PM's top aide broke lockdown rules, so why is the government tying itself in knots to defend him? " found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jjnc
What Emily Maitlis said:
"Good evening, Dominic Cummings broke the rules. The country can see that. And it's shocked the government can not. The longer ministers - and prime minister- tell us he worked within them, the more angry the response to this scandal is likely to be. He was the man - remember - who always 'got' the public mood. Who tagged the lazy label of 'elite' on those who disagreed. He should understand that public mood now: one of fury, contempt and anguish. He made those who struggled to keep to the rules feel like fools. And has allowed many more to assume they can now flout them. The prime minister knows all this. But despite the resignation of one minister, growing unease from his backbenchers, a dramatic early warning from the polls, and a deep national disquiet, Boris Johnson has chosen to ignore it. Tonight we consider what this blind loyalty tells us about the workings of Number 10. We do not expect to be joined by a government minister. But that wont stop us asking the questions."