After one Twitter user wrote online this morning: “BBC’s Emily Maitlis should be ashamed of herself for directly showing bias and spread misleading information,” Piers noticed their statement and claimed everything the journalist said “was true”.
The ITV host explained: “Where is the bias?
“Emily stated irrefutable facts. That’s her job as a journalist.”
He went on to state: “The Govt is supporting hypocrisy & endorsing rule-breaking. This will cost lives.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re left, right or sideways: facts don’t care about your feelings.”
While Piers made his point loud and clear, more expressed their thoughts over Emily’s report on the Prime Minister’s senior adviser.
Another wrote on Twitter: “Can we just clear something up re @maitlis and her Newsnight opening on Cummings.
“And it’s not about her it’s a general point. Is that what we all want now. Editorialisation replacing news. Again I don’t mind either way. But again, I just want to know the rules.”
“The longer ministers and the Prime Minister tell us he worked with them, the more angry the response to this scandal is likely to be.”
The BBC host continued: “He was the man, remember, who always got the public mood, he tagged the lazy label of ‘elite’ on those who disagreed.
“He should understand that public mood. One of fury, contempt, and anguish.”
She concluded: “He made those who struggled to keep to the rules feel like fools, and has allowed many more to feel like they can flout them.
“The Prime Minister knows all this, and despite the resignation of one minister, growing unease from his backbenchers, a dramatic early warning from the polls, and a deep national disquiet, Boris Johnson has chosen to ignore it.”
The journalist also told her audience how no government minister could join them on the show to answer their questions last night.
This comes after Dominic Cummings publicly addressed his decision to visit his family’s estate in Durham during the UK-wide lockdown.
Secretary of Health, Matt Hancock and the PM have both defended the political adviser’s actions.