Al­liance guns for BBC over Pack­ham

The Sunday Telegraph - - News - By Henry Bod­kin

THE BBC has been ac­cused of dou­ble stan­dards for al­low­ing Chris Pack­ham to cam­paign against field sports while slap­ping down other pre­sen­ters who ex­press con­tro­ver­sial views.

The Coun­try­side Al­liance has filed a for­mal com­plaint about the Au­tum­n­watch pre­sen­ter, who has com­pared in­volve­ment in hunt­ing to racism, ho­mo­pho­bia and slav­ery. The BBC said th­ese were “per­sonal views”.

By con­trast, Jenni Mur­ray, the Women’s Hour pre­sen­ter, was rep­ri­manded af­ter she wrote an ar­ti­cle dis­cussing trans­gen­der is­sues, as was Adam Ruther­ford, of In­side Sci­ence, when he en­gaged in a Twit­ter spat with a Labour MP over cli­mate change.

The BBC pre­sen­ter Chris Pack­ham is a vo­cif­er­ous cam­paigner against hunt­ing

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