Sunday 20 February 2011

The car-centric BBC

The recent death of a cyclist in Hackney, killed by a left-turning lorry whose driver was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, was not reported on BBC London News.

No surprise there. I am not aware of a single case in recent years of a London cyclist killed by a lorry driver which has been reported on BBC London News. But journalism, as we know, is all about priorities. And here is a recent story which was so important it was on the BBC National news, on BBC London news, and on other local news sites – truly a story of massive importance.