Opinion Piece: Why I am Worried at the Thought of CBS and the BBC Working together

I Recently Wrote a small twitter thread about the BBC and CBS have begun to share news content and gathering resources and I wasn’t that sold on the idea. In the thread, I talked about how it could lead to watering down one sides content.

However, there is a more serious threat hidden among this deal, As we have all seen in the press and the media, the relationship between Doland Trump and the press is not good
Neither is the relationship between the media and the public, with a Gallup Poll conducted last September showing only 32% of Americans trusting the media.

Compare this with the trust in the British media, with A 2016 poll conducted showing only 24% of people trusting the media in the UK.

with a combined 56% of British and American people trusting what the media put out it is quite alarming.

The BBC Provides more unbiased reporting with 48% of people agreeing whereas CBS have openly been biased against Trump with frequent commentary on events.

I’m Worried at the state of media in America having a wash over effect on our media. That in theory, the BBC could see its entire American reporting done by a partially biased source.

We already see this with Sky News and Fox News, The Two Organisations frequently share resources and both have been reprimanded for false information. Fox News Had to close broadcasting on election day because of their bias reporting.

It’s scary to think that at one point what we saw on TV was accurate and trusted now it’s a mixed bag and I hope the BBC Think clearly towards this deal.

Is it worth sharing resources if trust is low? could that be damaging to the BBC I think so.

Thanks for reading this opinion piece, For Journaling Thoughts I’m Jordan Dodds


Jeremy Corbyn: I Was Wrong

A While Back on JT, I Wrote an article about Jeremy Corbyn and how he was an ineffective leader and now today I write this to apologise to Jeremy.

This past general election was the closest in history and had the most wired outcome. Despite Jeremy Corbyn and Labour losing out to Theresa May and The Tories, Labour came out the winner by losing. By Jeremy Corbyn running his best campaign yet.

So what I’m saying is Jeremy Corbyn, I take back all my criticisms over you and apologise.

The Campaign you ran changed my perception of you, At every stop you made you pulled in huge crowds. in Newcastle you had over 10,000 people listen to you and at the Durham Miners Gala, you had 200,000 people.

In every speech, you wore your heart on your sleeve and with pride stood next to your beliefs of what the UK should be. Crying out for the safety of the NHS and bellowing out for change to the UK.

And even with the press opting to smear your name and drag it through the mud you kept ploughing on. Attending Debates and wanting to discuss values.

As as you are now riding on a wave of momentum, A wave bigger than Tony Blair in the 90’s all I can say now is to keep the hard work going and lead Labour higher.

Now, this article is quite biased but I felt the need to do this to ensure my slate is clean. That for as long as I continue to keep my coverage fair and balanced as possible. Occasionally I will have to take back words and apologise.

It seems to be something we journalists are not good at, knowing when we are wrong. When we either reporting things wrong or be critical without reason. It takes a Big man to admit when wrong and I have done that.

Tune in Next Monday and Friday for more Journaling Thoughts, with the 3rd instalment of the De-United KIngdom and another Friday article. For Journaling Thoughts, I’m Jordan Dodds