In a bizarre set of circumstances, the BBC have been accused of political bias after an archived clip of Boris Johnson laying a wreath at the London Cenotaph was used on the BBC Breakfast programme, instead of actual footage.
Conservative leader, Johnson – who was acting in his role as Prime Minister – laid the wreath on Armistice Day (November 11, 2019), but had been accused of laying the object upside down, as well as looking dishevelled.
However, on the BBC’s flagship breakfast programme, footage of the ceremony was surprisingly spliced with footage of Mr Johnson from 2016, laying a wreath in the correct fashion, as well as looking ‘smarter’.
The BBC ‘error’ has been highlighted on Twitter by a user called, ‘The Horse from Horsin’ around’ and, in less than a few hours, has already been retweeted over 13K times.
The BBC, as a state broadcaster, is supposed to be impartial, and has stated on its website that the three year old footage being included was a ‘production error’.