United Kingdom, July 31 (Canadian-Media): The British Broadcast Corporation (BBC)'s flagship news show, The Today Programme, spoke to Donald Trump's former chief strategist about immigration, Brexit and his relationship with Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister and Nigel Farage, a British politician, broadcaster, and political analyst serving as Leader of the Brexit Party since 2019, media reports said.
The BBC has been criticised for giving the far-right US political strategist Steve Bannon airtime to share his views.
Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former adviser, was interviewed by the broadcaster’s North American editor Jon Sopel for Radio 4’s Today programme on Wednesday.
Listeners and media commentators condemned the decision to give Mr Bannon a platform, claiming it would help legitimise his extreme agenda.
“WHY? Why would you give him airtime?” said Professor Emily Bell of the Columbia Journalism School. “This interview is embarrassing and irrelevant. Steve Bannon has zero to say of importance on anything and here is a credulous interview on BBC Radio 4.”