BBC Defends Andrew Marr Over Boris Johnson Interview
BBC defend Andrew Marr’s recent interview with Boris Johnson after viewers complained he was militant in his line of questioning.
The prime minister appeared on Sunday, October 3, which the presenter accused him of not saying the truth over the growth of wages, Mr. Johnson argued ‘After more than 10 years of flatlining, what you’re seeing is people with low incomes being paid more.
However, Mr. Marr fired back: you’ve said something that isn’t true, I’m afraid. The Office of National Statistics (ONS), your own body, says that wages are not keeping pace with inflation. So, in real terms, over the last three months, wages have gone down, not up.
Some viewers also agreed and blasted Mr. Marr for interrupting the Prime Minister. Andrew Marr is conducting a rotten interview with Johnson,’ scathed one. I may not want to vote for him, but to talk over him all the time is awful.’
There were many issues covered in the interview with the Prime Minister, such as violence against women, the HGV driver shortage, and the National Insurance Tax rise, and it was imperative for Mr. Marr to keep the conversation on track in order to have time for them all,’ a BBC spokesperson said. Sometimes Mr. Marr repeated his question to press the Prime Minister into giving a clear answer for the audience.
Finally, BBC insisted Andrew Marr was impartial and fair ‘As Prime Minister, Mr. Johnson is no stranger to challenge the interviewers, and we consider it is appropriate to hold the leader of the nation to account the issue.