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If journalism is the first draft of history, then Twitter is the first draft of journalism. nt
the columns tend to be vetted or edited to tow the line - the instinctive instant nature of twitter is less forgiving less polished
and that’s that it allows you to see the instinctual reflex of many journos when presented with a story that reflects badly on their favoured party. For some reason they exercise far less control on their social media accounts than they do when broadcasting.
Said it's not true that he was spoken to by police.
Durham Constabulary beg to differ:
"When asked if Cummings had been warned about breaching the lockdown, a spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: “On Tuesday, March 31, our officers were made aware of reports that an individual had travelled from London to Durham and was present at an address in the city.
“Officers made contact with the owners of that address who confirmed that the individual in question was present and was self-isolating in part of the house.
“In line with national policing guidance, officers explained to the family the guidelines around self-isolation and reiterated the appropriate advice around essential travel.” "
If the BBC had any credibility, they would tell Kuenssberg her services were no longer required, also.
Drove 4 hours across the U.K. with corona to hand his kid to his parents.
Where to start?!
( as a father of a toddler I can’t think of many worse situations than having to care for her while sick for 2 weeks but even so.... )