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Hello and welcome to Newswatch with meets Amira Ahmed. Wimbledon fans


have been glued to television screens this past fortnight,


butchered tennis take priority of the news? And would have mail


politician be asked if he had shed a tear on election night? We are


coming to the end of the Wimbledon fortnight, an annual treat the


tennis fans. But the source of frustration for authors never mind


the many hours of live action on BBC One and BBC Two, the tournament has


beat it strongly over the past two weeks on breakfast, the news channel


and news bulletins. The have the features and the famously long queue


for spectators to get into Wimbledon, the condition of Andy


Murray's. Dodgy hip and discussion of the baby his wife is on the way.


A number of injuries sustained by the players during matches, the


state of the grass on court and of course, the progress of our great


British single hopes. All lapped up by like strobe losing cream by a


fishy Arnos. But not by Josh who wrote...


On Tuesday night it was not so much a question of tennis beating in the


news as instead of the news, specifically some local news


bulletins as it came up to six o'clock the British number one woman


was battling out on Centre Court in her quarterfinal and it was decided


to keep showing that much on BBC One instead of the scheduled news at


six. Meanwhile, and BBC Two they have abandoned their plan Wimbledon


coverage for unscheduled repeat as rain meant no other matches were


being played, confused, John Wilson certainly didn't understand the


logic e-mailing... Another viewer Pat Brown was also


annoyed by this and record this video to explain why. Hello


Newswatch, we have been subscribers to the radio time the many a year.


But, come Wimbledon fortnight perceptually might as well go out of


the window. Prime example was on Tuesday, when at six o'clock the


news was turned over to BBC Two, can't Wimbledon fans clip that


channel? Perhaps not. Capping it all, no London News whatsoever that


night. Why was that? Not very good BBC. The London news was in fact


shown that evening later than scheduled, but another part of the


UK such as Scotland and Northern Ireland the early evening regional


bulletin. Altogether. We hope to discuss the reasoning behind this


with someone from BBC television but no one was available, instead they


gave as the statement. It has been a month now since the


fire at Grenfell Tower in London in which at least 80 people died. Of


Wednesday morning there was a report on the impact of the disaster has


had on the local community, particularly in children. All the


children here have witnessed unimaginable horror, we asked for a


show of hands for those who knew someone who had died. This is the


beginning of the healing progress, but we know that feeling will take


years, very long time. Having watched that, once you have this to


say... And Justin Pannell contacted us with


some general thoughts on coverage of the Grenfell Tower one month on...


And another report on the aftermath of Grenfell Tower came from Mark


Easton on Wednesday's news at ten. It began like this. A black nail


hammered into London's conscience. Grenfell Tower demands your


attention. In its shadow the faces of the missing are everywhere. On


trees and walls and bus shelters, unblinking it is hard to whole of


the accuser Tory gaze. Several reviews posted their responses on


twitter. One viewer wrote... And one viewer made the same point


on camera. , BBC this is a serious news item, why did I have to have


dramatic build-up music more akin to a drama such as Silent witness or


Hollywood movie? This is the BBC is not Fox News, it was unnecessary


trivialises a serious news item. On Wednesday MPs debated the abuse


and intimidation of Parliamentary candidate after a cross-party report


said the Sergeant, racism and bigotry was on the rise. Politicians


such as Diane Abbott described the repeated online abuse they had been


subjected to. Theresa May has ordered an enquiry into the subject.


William McNulty rang me with these thoughts. If you know that the


Labour Prime Minister is addressed all Alli or Jeremy Corbyn is


addressed, by members of Newsnight the media in general is aggressive


in their tone against politicians and unfortunately I think this


translates to members of the public. I think the media, certainly the BBC


although they alone, have contributed to the levels of abuse


that politicians have to put up with today. On Wednesday's daily politics


the Labour MP came to discuss the scale of personal abuse directed at


politicians. I think it's been getting worse, I don't get that much


XXX. It comes overwhelmingly from the


right, but it does not matter where it comes from it is unacceptable and


anyone who practices that is wrong. I think you had not use abusive


language is. And sometimes it is appropriate. I feel very strongly.


Understand but don't use it again. In that live discussed in they were


unable to bleep out the ten used by the MP which led to this response


from Mr Thomas. I do not want to be sitting here with my grandchildren


listening to people come out of disgusting language. There are


little children about at this time of the day. Another political


interview cause more controversy this week, conducted by Emma Barnett


on radio five live she asked the Prime Minister how she reacted on


election night when she saw the exit poll. Did you have a cry? I felt,


devastated, really. Devastated enough to shed a tear? Yes, a little


tear. At that moment. At that moment yes. That the mission was headlined


throughout the day, it is worth bearing in mind that interviews like


this on a range between the Prime Minister's offers and the programme,


but some viewers felt a line of questioning and the prominence given


to it played into gender stereotypes.


Finally, back to tennis and the defeats of Britain's great hopes


Andy Murray and joke onto. Here are the headlines from the News at six


on Wednesday and Thursday. And Andy Murray crashes out of the


quarterfinals at Wimbledon and finally admit he was injured. And


the end of a dream for Britain's Konta as she crashes out of the


Wimbledon semifinals. One viewer wanted, -- one viewer wondered...


Thank you for all your comments this week, if you want to shake your


opinions on BBC News and current affairs or appear in the programme


follows... -- you can call us... Do have a look at our website. That is


all, we will be back to hear your thoughts about BBC News coverage


again next week. Goodbye. Hello, so far not so good for the


weekend whether there is some others brightened up on


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