What separates the political left and right wingers? Economic approach? Support for privatisation vs the welfare state? Opinions on immigration?
Add "their preferred manner of moaning” to the list.
More Tories complained about the BBC’s general election coverage than Labour supporters, new analysis by The Guardian shows.
This was surprising news to many; not least because the BBC’s coverage received wide-ranging and high-profile accusations that it had a pro-Tory bias, including from Andy McDonald, the Shadow Transport Secretary.
But it appears that while left-wing supporters are willing to voice their displeasure on social media, Tories are more likely take to traditional channels (shock!) and pen a Strongly Worded Letter.
@DaveLeeBBC That sounds like the work of someone who'd move a decimal place. I reckon only 1m people watched Gavin… https://t.co/rNlcfvT3hH
— Anthony Josephson (@Anthony Josephson)
The BBC publishes details of programmes that receive more than 100 complaints for a specific reason.
The Guardian examined the data relating to the 23 election-related complaint topics that reached this threshold and found the majority argued the BBC was biased… But in favour of Labour.
Only six of the top complaints suggested a pro-Tory bias and were about incidents like showing the wrong footage of Boris Johnson laying a Remembrance Day wreath and editing out audience laughter of a Question Time special clip.
Clear evidence of the BBC's pro-Labour bias as they get snarky about Matt Hancock's positivity 😀 https://t.co/IrkMNQGoEJ