The 10 o'clock news bulletin on Monday night carried a voiceover by the BBC's political editor, Nick Robinson, who said : "Beneath the anger, ministers fear, lies straightforward xenophobia." Viewers then heard a worker tell a BBC reporter: "These Portuguese and Eyeties – we can't work alongside of them."Aren't the BBC great. When they can't twist words to make them sound racist, they just make it up as they go along.
But when the same interview with the same worker was shown on Newsnight later that night, he was quoted more fully, changing the meaning of his words.
Viewers heard the worker state: "These Portuguese and eyeties – we can't work alongside of them: we're segregated from them. They're coming in full companies."
The corporation has been criticised by civil liberties groups, MPs, trade unions and viewers who have lodged complaints.
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