I caught an interview with Jonathan Sacks on BBC Radio 4’s Sunday programme this morning. Here is my complaint, banged off to the corporation as soon as I finished my corn flakes:
"Jonathan Sacks was given the opportunity to repeat his accusation that Jeremy Corbyn is a racist and an anti-semite, and to repeat his comparison of Corbyn with Enoch Powell. This should have been balanced with a Labour Party or Corbyn spokesperson being given the opportunity to contest these slanders, but it is clear from the context of the interview that no such opportunity was offered. Ed Stourton very briefly mentioned Labour's response, and did ask some not terribly probing questions, but Jonathan Sacks was under no pressure to justify his comments in any depth, but merely to repeat them without further challenge."
People like Sacks who make outlandish statements deserve more of a grilling, but never seem to get anything more than a mild and respectful nod from the mainstream media. Can’t imagine why.
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