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rights. That is all from me. We will be back


at 10pm with a round-up of the news. First it is time for Newswatch.


Hello and welcome to Newswatch. Coming up: A clash with Andrea


Leadsom on Newsnight. Are the BBC presenter is guilty of being too


negative and interrupting ridley? Is this government minister being given


too harder time on BBC News? As the aftermath of the West London fire


continues to dominate the news, it has been a difficult week for the


housing minister. He was on Victoria Derbyshire when he was faced with


residents from the Grenfell Tower. I want permanent accommodation. Do not


give me temporary accommodation. I work hard and I had a good house. Do


not give me temporary accommodation, I will not excepted. What we will


come to, I promised... Some viewers felt that Victoria


Derbyshire lost control. One fewer send this e-mail:


we mentioned last week another BBC item about the fire at Grenfell


Tower that some viewers complained about. An interview with the Prime


Minister. The Newsnight presenter has done a number of interviews, and


she recently interviewed Andrea Leadsom. It was a year since Britain


voted to leave the European Union and the preparations for Brexit were


under discussion. You have a negotiating position that is


unclear, you are hearing that from the president of the EU Parliament,


we have to call system that is unstable, the economy is unfair,


living standards are following. What is going well? European politicians


are very keen that we keep a strong relationship going forward and that


is what we are going to do. It is the elected politicians who are


important here. You do not even have a deal with the DUP on the table.


They are laughing at us. That is not true. Angela Merkel said it was a


good start. Various different EU politicians, the elected ones,


saying it is a good start. It has been a year. If broadcasters were


willing to be a bit patriotic, the country took a decision and this


government... Are you accusing me of being unpatriotic for questioning


how negotiations are going and whether you have a position of


strength? Andrea Leadsom denied calling her on patriotic that some


viewers that the general point being made by the former Conservative


leadership candidate was there. Another viewer recorded this video


for us with his thoughts. Please, BBC, can you rain in your presenter.


She needs to learn how to hold a civil conversation. Most of her


subjects are subjected to higher insulting interjections. I do not


like politicians but I have to commend them for holding the


temperature during one of her interviews. She interrupts so much


that no one ever gets there and to write. That does not allow the


viewers to make a judgment of what they are trying to say. The


interview is therefore pointless. The editor of Newsnight is here with


us. The reference that Andrea Leadsom made two patches -- made to


patch it is is that some people say they coverage has been negative. I


thought it was an excellent interview. I'm sure some viewers


would agree with these complaints that the majority of people who saw


it will think that calling an interviewer unpatriotic when the 's


awkward questions is somewhere between hilarious and sinister. It


happens in Moscow and Beijing but not really in a place with a free


media. Andrea Leadsom went on to say that she was not calling her


unpatriotic. You only have to watch it. The viewers that you have


reported the complaints off would make the point that it was fair to


call Emily unpatriotic. Newsnight is good at turning around these


interviews as a social media clip to go viral, watching it back on the


whole, do you not see why many viewers felt it was heavy-handed? If


you are making a point about partial extracts from an interview and how


some of those can gain circulation outside the context of an interview,


that is an interesting one and one we need to think about because


sometimes you will have a minute long fragment from an interview they


get seen by many people outside the context of the interview. This was a


classic accountability interview. It is on a momentous issue. It is about


the future shape and relationship of the country on the continent and it


is right that she conducted a tough accountability interview. We


understand that people need to be brought back to and so the question,


but there was a lot of interrupting there. One viewer said it was


frustrating not being able to hear Andrea Leadsom finish her and


service. Interrupting is a berry fine line. I have sympathy with the


viewers that feel that sometimes we enter up to much. We're all subjects


if fairness of allowing them to set out their case. There are lots of


interviewees who come into an interview with the aim of


filibustering their way through it and sticking to two or three


homilies. In this case it was supposed to be a 15 minute interview


to do with when she was able to start it, but ended up only being


7-8 minutes. The interviewer is under pressure to keep the interview


moving along and to address all the questions they are trying to address


in the interview. There were complaints about another interviewee


Emily did with the Prime Minister. Here is a clip. We are yet to find


out what the costs of the fire was. You could have stopped it spreading


by spending ?2 more on the cladding. The Fire Service are looking at what


the cause of the fire was and it is important we find out what happened.


You were sent information about this and 2013. The coroner said that you


could stop but the sprinkler system. She seemed to be pitting blame on


Theresa May, in terms of using the word you, that was seen as unfair.


The figure of speech was, you could do this, like one could do this...


You could have spent... It is the same way as you say, you can get


up... Some of that focused anger should be directed at the right


people. The Prime Minister is the leader of the Conservative Party, it


is a conservative borough, there are responsibilities that they have is


the leader of the party that runs the council. In that particular


case, don't think the Emily that she personally close the cladding...


What you think she said is not what viewers think they got out of it.


Some viewers construed it differently but I do not think they


are the majority. Town is very important in many viewers said it


came across as angry and emotional. Should they not remain calm and


measured? It often is. One of the responsibilities is to channel the


questions that the viewers would want Aston a particular situation.


On Friday, Emily brilliantly channelled the questions and the


mood around the handling of the aftermath of that disaster. There


were two very good interviews there. There was plenty of coverage across


the BBC last weekend of the Glastonbury Festival and it made it


onto BBC News, courtesy of an appearance by Jeremy Corbyn. Read 14


minutes of the speech given by the Labour and was covered live on the


news channel, wanting one viewer to comment : thank you for all your


comments this week. Share your opinions by calling us using the


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look at previous discussions on our website. That is from us, we will be


back to hear your thoughts about BBC coverage again next week.


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