There was an amazing example of James Naughtie's open bias on this morning's Today programme.
BBC reporter Flora Watkins went to Canary Wharf to find out what the City thinks of President Obama's (post-Massachusetts) steps against bankers. She talked to the ever-excellent David Buik, who was unimpressed. Flora was keen to get Mr Buik's views on someone else too: "So with George Osborne saying that an incoming Tory government would like to do what President Obama is proposing, how does that make you feel?" Mr Buik replied diplomatically, "I'd like to discuss that with them."
Then James Naughtie interviewed banker Clark McGinn. During the course of the interview came an extraordinary question/editorial from Labour-supporting Naughtie, beginning like this: "You see David Buik makes the point that he'd like to discuss this with George Osborne, who said what he said on this programme yesterday. We know what that means. He thinks he's bonkers."
I noted Naughtie's earlier use of the word 'bonkers' in connection with those wrong-headed Conservatives (or Tories, as they are known at the BBC) on Tuesday:
Naughtie used it in his very rude 5th Jan. interview with Nick Herbert, and deployed it again during an aggressive interruption against Chris Grayling. I added, half-jokingly, "I think I might have to keep a 'bonkers' tally for Jim Naughtie!" Well, here's number three then already!!!
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