Piers Morgan says he will ‘never work’ for BBC after they ‘humiliate’ Emily Maitlis

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Maitlis was reprimanded by BBC bosses yesterday for breaking impartiality during Tuesday night’s episode of Newsnight, where she opened the show with a monologue condemning Dominic Cummings for breaking “the rules.” Mr Morgan took to his Twitter to support the star, as he firmly stated that the BBC’s handling of the situation is the reason he would never work for the public broadcaster.

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The GMB host tweeted: “So, Lord Hall said nothing as the Govt banned ministers from @BBCNewsnight for months, but humiliates @maitlis for speaking the truth about lying Cummings? This is why I’d never work for the BBC – great journalists, cowardly weasel management.”

Other Twitter users also came out in support of Mailtlis, including Susanna Reid, as she said it was “not ok” for BBC to replace Emily with Katie Razzall on Wednesday’s programme.

The BBC released a statement that read: “The BBC must uphold the highest standards of due impartiality in its news output.

Piers Morgan says he will ‘never work’ for BBC after they ‘humiliate’ Emily Maitlis

PIERS Morgan has claimed he won’t ever work for the BBC as they display “cowardly” management (Image: GETTY)

Piers Morgan says he will ‘never work’ for BBC after they ‘humiliate’ Emily Maitlis

Maitlis was reprimanded by BBC bosses yesterday for breaking impartiality during Tuesday night’s episode of Newsnight. (Image: GETTY)

“We’ve reviewed the entirety of last night’s Newsnight, including the opening section, and while we believe the programme contained fair, reasonable and rigorous journalism.

“We feel that we should have done more to make clear the introduction was a summary of the questions we would examine, with all the accompanying evidence, in the rest of the programme.

However, Razzall has insisted Emily Maitlis was not asked by the BBC to take a night off from the show.

She tweeted: “Just for the record, Emily @maitlis has not been asked by the BBC to take tonight off – and if I thought she had been, I certainly wouldn’t have agreed to present the show @BBCNewsnight.”

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In the monologue, Maitlis told viewers: “Dominic Cummings broke the rules – the country can see that and it’s shocked the government cannot.

“The longer ministers and the prime minister insist he worked within them, the more likely the angry response to the scandal is likely to be.

“He made those who struggled to keep to the rules feel like fools, and has allowed many more to assume they can flout them.”

The footage from the episode went viral on social media, accumulating millions of views, including Mr Morgan, who shared the clip on his own social media.

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Piers Morgan says he will ‘never work’ for BBC after they ‘humiliate’ Emily Maitlis

“Newsnight should be commended – not slapped down – for their serious investigative work on Cummings” (Image: GETTY)

Piers Morgan says he will ‘never work’ for BBC after they ‘humiliate’ Emily Maitlis

Mr Cummings faced widespread backlash after he travelled 260 miles from London to Durham during the UK lockdown. (Image: GETTY)

Meanwhile SNP deputy leader Keith Brown said of the BBC’S statement: “This statement is a gutless capitulation by BBC bosses.

“Newsnight should be commended – not slapped down – for their serious investigative work on Cummings, that’s not something you could say about the BBC News at 10.

“Pandering to 10 Downing Street by curbing journalists from being able to hold the UK government to account is of serious concern.”

An SNP spokesperson added: “It’s ironic that the only apology over the whole Dominic Cummings lockdown breaches scandal comes from the BBC.”

Piers Morgan says he will ‘never work’ for BBC after they ‘humiliate’ Emily Maitlis

Lockdown can do. (Image: EXPRESS)

Mr Cummings faced widespread backlash after he travelled 260 miles from London to Durham during the UK lockdown.

Cummings has been backed by Boris Johnson and explained that he felt the travel was necessary.

He has also said he harbours ‘no regrets’ about driving his son and wife, who were displaying symptoms of COVID-19, to Durham.

Piers Morgan says he will ‘never work’ for BBC after they ‘humiliate’ Emily Maitlis

Maitlis this week accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Number 10 of ‘blind loyalty’ to Cummings (Image: GETTY)

Maitlis this week accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Number 10 of ‘blind loyalty’ to Cummings

However, some viewers were outraged by the seemingly impartial comments from the journalist after reports of previous bias from the BBC.


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