Revolt over BBC breakfast star Naga Munchetty’s Trump race rap – Today News

 The BBC has sparked fury over its upholding of a complaint against Breakfast ­host Naga Munchetty for slamming a racist outburst by Donald Trump  She was found to have breached strict rules on the show in  July, by saying Donald Trump’s tweet that four US politicians should “go back” to where they came from was “embedded in racism”  Stars have lined up to voice their anger at the ruling by the BBC’s Editorial Complaints Unit  Channel 4 News anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy said: “You should not be able to tell whether or not journalists think terrorism or genocide or racism or paedophilia or climate change are good or bad things ”  Many called on the Beeb to acknowledge there can be no expectation of “impartiality” on racism and strongly condemned the finding    Separately, BBC correspondent Carrie Gracie tweeted that the ruling caused unease among journalists “for whom ‘go back’=racist” Fellow correspondent San­­gita Myska said: “Right now, there is a lot of bewilderment among BAME staff ”  But the BBC tried to dampen support. poll loading Were the BBC right to uphold the complaint? 0+ VOTES SO FAR Yes No  One production executive in digital current affairs told staff: “People should not be tweeting anything that can be construed as an opinion on the findings of the ECU and Naga.”  Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “Naga Munchetty stated a fact That can’t be at odds with any editorial guidelines.”  The BBC said Munchetty, 44, “fell short of due impartiality”  A spokeswoman said any action taken as a result of the finding would be put on the BBC site’s complaints page

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