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15/07/2017

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

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have been glued to television screens this past fortnight,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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for spectators to get into Wimbledon, the condition of Andy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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news as instead of the news, specifically some local news

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

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

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

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

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coverage for unscheduled repeat as rain meant no other matches were

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UK such as Scotland and Northern Ireland the early evening regional

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

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

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

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

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

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

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children here have witnessed unimaginable horror, we asked for a

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

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

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

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say... And Justin Pannell contacted us with

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

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

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

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hammered into London's conscience. Grenfell Tower demands your

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

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

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the accuser Tory gaze. Several reviews posted their responses on

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

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

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

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

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

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and intimidation of Parliamentary candidate after a cross-party report

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

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

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

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

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Labour Prime Minister is addressed all Alli or Jeremy Corbyn is

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

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in their tone against politicians and unfortunately I think this

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

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although they alone, have contributed to the levels of abuse

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

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

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

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XXX. It comes overwhelmingly from the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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listening to people come out of disgusting language. There are

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

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interview cause more controversy this week, conducted by Emma Barnett

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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to it played into gender stereotypes.

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

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

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

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quarterfinals at Wimbledon and finally admit he was injured. And

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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weekend whether there is some others brightened up on

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