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panic message seem to have an adverse effect as queues lengthened and anger grew for some motorists. people have half a tank and they are going in there to fill up.— going in there to fill up. three hours, going in there to fill up. three hours. is _ going in there to fill up. three hours. isim— going in there to fill up. three hours, isjust ridiculous. - going in there to fill up. three hours, isjust ridiculous. the | hours, is 'ust ridiculous. the problem — hours, isjust ridiculous. the problem was _ hours, isjust ridiculous. the problem was clear, - hours, isjust ridiculous. lie: problem was clear, the hours, isjust ridiculous. tue: problem was clear, the cause of hours, isjust ridiculous. tue problem was clear, the cause of it less so. the government insisted there was no lack of fuel, just a shortage of drivers. but you hundreds of new swatch viewers told us they put the blame squarely on the media and specifically bbc. two of those viewers join me now. the media and specifically bbc. two of those viewersjoin me now. as jewellers jonathan of those viewersjoin me now. as jewellersjonathan munro, bbc deputy director of news. carolyn, can i start with you. what did you object to with that news coverage? basically, ifelt it to with that news coverage? basically, i felt it was a bit of a nonstory that was built up to the point where people started saying, don't panic. if we have learned
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anything from covid—i9 and the lockdown, if you say don't panic, people panic. people including main sister—in—law rushed out to fill their cars with petrol, and that is what caused the problem. jonathan, this is a specific— what caused the problem. jonathan, this is a specific point. _ what caused the problem. jonathan, this is a specific point. did _ what caused the problem. jonathan, this is a specific point. did the - this is a specific point. did the bbc hide the story early on when it was only a few petrol stations? t was only a few petrol stations? i don't think so. i don't think it was a nonstory — don't think so. i don't think it was a nonstory i_ don't think so. i don't think it was a nonstory. ithink don't think so. i don't think it was a nonstory. i think a lot of people were _ a nonstory. i think a lot of people were affected, whether it was supply issues _ were affected, whether it was supply issues or— were affected, whether it was supply issues or at— were affected, whether it was supply issues or at the pump whether there was an_ issues or at the pump whether there was an inability to fill up. so when dealing _ was an inability to fill up. so when dealing with stories like this, it is how— dealing with stories like this, it is how do— dealing with stories like this, it is how do you solve the dilemma between — is how do you solve the dilemma between reporting the story that lots of _ between reporting the story that lots of people are interested in, and as— lots of people are interested in, and as carolyn says, making it a self—fulfilling prophecy and making people _ self—fulfilling prophecy and making people like his sister—in—law want to change — people like his sister—in—law want to change her behaviour. it people like his sister-in-law want to change her behaviour.- people like his sister-in-law want to change her behaviour. it was the lead on the —
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to change her behaviour. it was the lead on the friday _ to change her behaviour. it was the lead on the friday morning - to change her behaviour. it was the lead on the friday morning on - to change her behaviour. it was the lead on the friday morning on the i lead on the friday morning on the news channel. once it is that prominent, you can see why people think that is giving it a message. there is a prominent debate. at the time, _ there is a prominent debate. at the time, about— there is a prominent debate. at the time, about three quarters of petrol stations— time, about three quarters of petrol stations in— time, about three quarters of petrol stations in england were having some problem _ stations in england were having some problem with deliveries and supply to the _ problem with deliveries and supply to the consumer. there are all sorts of layers _ to the consumer. there are all sorts of layers to — to the consumer. there are all sorts of layers to the story, like consumer behaviour stories but also stories— consumer behaviour stories but also stories about government preparedness and resilience in the just—in—time supply chains and supplies— just—in—time supply chains and supplies to supermarkets and retail outlets _ supplies to supermarkets and retail outlets so — supplies to supermarkets and retail outlets. so quite a lot of layers to id outlets. so quite a lot of layers to go into _ outlets. so quite a lot of layers to no into. ., . . go into. you are a driving instructor— go into. you are a driving instructor yourself. - go into. you are a driving instructor yourself. howl go into. you are a driving i instructor yourself. how are go into. you are a driving - instructor yourself. how are you affected by the way the story developed over the days. ht affected by the way the story developed over the days. it was instant. i have _ developed over the days. it was instant. i have no _ developed over the days. it was instant. i have no problems- developed over the days. it was| instant. i have no problems with receiving, — instant. i have no problems with receiving, filling _ instant. i have no problems with receiving, filling my— instant. i have no problems with receiving, filling my car- instant. i have no problems with receiving, filling my car up- instant. i have no problems with receiving, filling my car up until| receiving, filling my car up until last friday— receiving, filling my car up until last friday morning _ receiving, filling my car up until last friday morning when - receiving, filling my car up until last friday morning when this . receiving, filling my car up until. last friday morning when this new story— last friday morning when this new story broke, — last friday morning when this new story broke, and _ last friday morning when this new story broke, and literally- last friday morning when this new story broke, and literally i- last friday morning when this new story broke, and literally i had - last friday morning when this new story broke, and literally i had toi story broke, and literally i had to stop work—
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story broke, and literally i had to stout work that _ story broke, and literally i had to stop work that friday— story broke, and literally i had to stop work that friday and - story broke, and literally i had to stop work that friday and have i story broke, and literally i had to. stop work that friday and have not been _ stop work that friday and have not been able — stop work that friday and have not been able to — stop work that friday and have not been able to go— stop work that friday and have not been able to go back _ stop work that friday and have not been able to go back since - stop work that friday and have not| been able to go back since because stop work that friday and have not l been able to go back since because i cannot— been able to go back since because i cannot get— been able to go back since because i cannot get fuel — been able to go back since because i cannot get fuel in _ been able to go back since because i cannot get fuel in my— been able to go back since because i cannot get fuel in my local _ been able to go back since because i cannot get fuel in my local area. - cannot get fuel in my local area. friday— cannot get fuel in my local area. friday morning _ cannot get fuel in my local area. friday morning it _ cannot get fuel in my local area. friday morning it is— cannot get fuel in my local area. friday morning it is when - cannot get fuel in my local area. friday morning it is when their. friday morning it is when their problem kicked off which is after it had been given prominence on bbc news. a lot of people have been really badly affected, cancelled medical social care and medical operations. did people think about the consequences of the prominence it got on the friday evening — there's evening friday morning. we did think a lot about it. other workers — did think a lot about it. other workers whose livelihoods were affected. — workers whose livelihoods were affected, including people delivering care in the community, such— delivering care in the community, such as _ delivering care in the community, such as nurses. those people are clearly _ such as nurses. those people are clearly not — such as nurses. those people are clearly not panic buying. it is part of their— clearly not panic buying. it is part of their essential tools to tools to id of their essential tools to tools to go to _ of their essential tools to tools to go to work — of their essential tools to tools to go to work. in the case of nurses and care — go to work. in the case of nurses and care deliveries that has a real knock— and care deliveries that has a real knock on — and care deliveries that has a real knock on to— and care deliveries that has a real knock on to people who are vulnerable. they are not in any sense — vulnerable. they are not in any sense panic buying. reporting on the business _ sense panic buying. reporting on the business sense is what we try to do.
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on the _ business sense is what we try to do. on the prominence point, whether willie _ on the prominence point, whether willie done a story it does slightly depend _ willie done a story it does slightly depend on what else is happening in the world _ depend on what else is happening in the world. we have covered the events — the world. we have covered the events in — the world. we have covered the events in afghanistan and the terrible — events in afghanistan and the terrible events around the sarah everard — terrible events around the sarah everard murder. back end of last week_ everard murder. back end of last week was— everard murder. back end of last week was a — everard murder. back end of last week was a little bit quieter elsewhere in the world and it did achieve — elsewhere in the world and it did achieve a — elsewhere in the world and it did achieve a prominence in our bulletins _ achieve a prominence in our bulletins and elsewhere which was due to _ bulletins and elsewhere which was due to the prominence of the — the importance — due to the prominence of the — the importance of the story and what else is— importance of the story and what else is happening in our programmes. you are _ else is happening in our programmes. you are shaking your head. what is your response to the explanations? it kinda bears out my thoughts is, there is no other news, let's make this one a bit bigger. quite honestly, from friday, three to even yesterday, the bbc was still showing a variety of people and forecourts talking about not being able to get fuel. just continuing to add to the
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problem. my bbc east midlands show started it show at 635 yesterday with a photoshop of lots of empty pumps. honestly. that isjust irresponsiblejournalism in my view. you need to recognise when you are causing a problem. not simply fuel the fire because it is something to make news. the fire because it is something to make news— make news. anna, you are really u set as make news. anna, you are really upset as well _ make news. anna, you are really upset as well because _ make news. anna, you are really upset as well because this - make news. anna, you are really upset as well because this has i upset as well because this has affected your livelihood. what would you like the bbc to learn from the way the story has been covered and the fact that so many viewers have complained?— complained? we're not the only profession _ complained? we're not the only profession that _ complained? we're not the only profession that has _ complained? we're not the only profession that has been - complained? we're not the only profession that has been hugely affected — profession that has been hugely affected by— profession that has been hugely affected by this _ profession that has been hugely affected by this but _ profession that has been hugely affected by this but we - profession that has been hugely affected by this but we were - profession that has been hugelyl affected by this but we were just getting _ affected by this but we were just getting on— affected by this but we were just getting on our— affected by this but we were just getting on our feet _ affected by this but we were just getting on our feet from - affected by this but we were just getting on our feet from lock- affected by this but we were just i getting on our feet from lock dance before _ getting on our feet from lock dance before i_ getting on our feet from lock dance before ithink— getting on our feet from lock dance before. i think the _ getting on our feet from lock dance before. i think the bbc— getting on our feet from lock dance before. i think the bbc need - getting on our feet from lock dance before. i think the bbc need to - getting on our feet from lock dance before. i think the bbc need to be i before. i think the bbc need to be held to _ before. i think the bbc need to be held to account _ before. i think the bbc need to be held to account in _ before. i think the bbc need to be held to account in the _ before. i think the bbc need to be held to account in the way- before. i think the bbc need to be held to account in the way that - before. i think the bbc need to be i held to account in the way that they are funded — held to account in the way that they are funded. you _ held to account in the way that they are funded. you have a _ held to account in the way that they are funded. you have a social- are funded. you have a social responsibility— are funded. you have a social responsibility to _ are funded. you have a social responsibility to report - are funded. you have a social responsibility to report the i are funded. you have a social- responsibility to report the truth. and what— responsibility to report the truth. and what annoys _ responsibility to report the truth. and what annoys me _ responsibility to report the truth. and what annoys me about - responsibility to report the truth. and what annoys me about this l responsibility to report the truth. - and what annoys me about this story, if you _ and what annoys me about this story, if you had _ and what annoys me about this story, if you had other— and what annoys me about this story, if you had other fuel— and what annoys me about this story, if you had other fuel providers, - and what annoys me about this story, if you had other fuel providers, not i if you had other fuel providers, not 'ust if you had other fuel providers, not just bp _ if you had other fuel providers, not just bp who— if you had other fuel providers, not just bp who were _ if you had other fuel providers, not just bp who were jumping - if you had other fuel providers, not just bp who were jumping onto - if you had other fuel providers, not just bp who were jumping onto thej just bp who were jumping onto the
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media _ just bp who were jumping onto the media saving — just bp who were jumping onto the media saying we _ just bp who were jumping onto the media saying we are _ just bp who were jumping onto the media saying we are fine, - just bp who were jumping onto the i media saying we are fine, absolutely fine and _ media saying we are fine, absolutely fine and stops — media saying we are fine, absolutely fine and stops buying _ media saying we are fine, absolutely fine and stops buying fuel. _ media saying we are fine, absolutely fine and stops buying fuel. we - media saying we are fine, absolutely fine and stops buying fuel. we don't| fine and stops buying fuel. we don't have a _ fine and stops buying fuel. we don't have a problem _ fine and stops buying fuel. we don't have a problem with _ fine and stops buying fuel. we don't have a problem with delivery. - fine and stops buying fuel. we don't have a problem with delivery. so - have a problem with delivery. so where _ have a problem with delivery. so where did — have a problem with delivery. so where did this _ have a problem with delivery. so where did this story— have a problem with delivery. so where did this story come - have a problem with delivery. so where did this story come from? j have a problem with delivery. so i where did this story come from? to me, where did this story come from? to me. it _ where did this story come from? to me. it was — where did this story come from? to me. it wasjust_ where did this story come from? to me, it was just scaremongering - where did this story come from? toj me, it wasjust scaremongering and sensationalism _ me, it wasjust scaremongering and sensationalism with _ me, it wasjust scaremongering and sensationalism with the _ me, it wasjust scaremongering and sensationalism with the purpose - me, it wasjust scaremongering and sensationalism with the purpose ofi sensationalism with the purpose of gaining _ sensationalism with the purpose of gaining fewer— sensationalism with the purpose of gaining fewer numbers. _ sensationalism with the purpose of gaining fewer numbers. you - sensationalism with the purpose of gaining fewer numbers.— gaining fewer numbers. you have heard what _ gaining fewer numbers. you have heard what he _ gaining fewer numbers. you have heard what he was _ gaining fewer numbers. you have heard what he was safe. - gaining fewer numbers. you have heard what he was safe. what - gaining fewer numbers. you have - heard what he was safe. what lessons do you think the bbc is learning from this? j do you think the bbc is learning from this? ~ , ., ., ., , from this? i think it is not our 'ob to chance from this? i think it is not our 'ob to change the fi from this? i think it is not our 'ob to change the news d from this? i think it is not our 'ob to change the news but i from this? i think it is not ourjob to change the news but report . from this? i think it is not ourjob| to change the news but report the news _ to change the news but report the news. �* , ., to change the news but report the news. �* , . ., ., news. but they are arguing that it -la ed a news. but they are arguing that it played a role _ news. but they are arguing that it played a role in — news. but they are arguing that it played a role in turning _ news. but they are arguing that it played a role in turning it - news. but they are arguing that it played a role in turning it into a l played a role in turning it into a story with this momentum. butt story with this momentum. but i think the story _ story with this momentum. but i think the story that _ story with this momentum. but i think the story that carolyn - think the story that carolyn mentioned with shots of the series of pumps — mentioned with shots of the series of pumps with no petrol available, that actually happened and was not made _ that actually happened and was not made up _ that actually happened and was not made up. we have to balance that with the _ made up. we have to balance that with the responsibility about the bbc voice in the debate publicly and ensure _ bbc voice in the debate publicly and ensure that we are writing responsibly. but our responsibility is to report the whole picture, so to say— is to report the whole picture, so to say as — is to report the whole picture, so to say as we _ is to report the whole picture, so to say as we did several times on most _ to say as we did several times on most of— to say as we did several times on most of our— to say as we did several times on most of our bulletins that there were _ most of our bulletins that there were parts of the country that
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weren't — were parts of the country that weren't particularly badly affected. there _ weren't particularly badly affected. there were some rural areas not as badly— there were some rural areas not as badly affected as urban areas. northern— badly affected as urban areas. northern ireland was not affected at all. northern ireland was not affected at aii~ we _ northern ireland was not affected at all. we went around the country to our correspondent in order to get an accurate _ our correspondent in order to get an accurate picture of what was happening on their part of the uk. thank— happening on their part of the uk. thank you — happening on their part of the uk. thank you all. after 16 years in power, germany's leader and colette merkel is standing down. on sunday, the country went to the polls to decide who would be her successor as chancellor and the make—up of the new parliament. the bbc covered the election online and with a three and a half hour special programme on the news channel in the afternoon. when the late bbc one news went out that evening, the result was on a knife edge. excitement ricocheted around the headquarters of germany's social democrats tonight. dismissed as
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political has—been is not long ago, the smell of election victory, even if a narrow one, now hung in the air. results, though, still need to be confirmed. those waiting for the results to be confirmed may have tuned in eagerly to the following night's late bulletin. but they had to wait until 23 minutes into the bulletin for this.— bulletin for this. following the aeneral bulletin for this. following the general election _ bulletin for this. following the general election over - bulletin for this. following the general election over the - bulletin for this. following the - general election over the weekend, germany's social democratic party says it has a mandate to form a government. the leader said he would create a coalition with the greens and liberals before christmas, but the christian democrat party now led by angler merkel�*s successor says it also has a right to try to form a coalition of its own. the also has a right to try to form a coalition of its own.— coalition of its own. the news journalist _ coalition of its own. the news journalist was _ coalition of its own. the news journalist was watching - coalition of its own. the news journalist was watching and l coalition of its own. the news l journalist was watching and had coalition of its own. the news - journalist was watching and had this response.
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michael crick, formerly of the bbc and bbc four news... finally, back to those queues for fuel, which as we have seen, have resulted in a lot of frustration and angen resulted in a lot of frustration and anger. on saturday morning, one part of the bbc plasma output raised a laugh is on people. check out the name on the man reported on attempts of drivers trying to fill their cans with fuel. ~ . ., ., of drivers trying to fill their cans with fuel. ~ . . ., ,., with fuel. phil mccalla said there full cut in stock _ with fuel. phil mccalla said there full cut in stock more _ with fuel. phil mccalla said there full cut in stock more for- with fuel. phil mccalla said there full cut in stock more for us - with fuel. phil mccalla said there full cut in stock more for us and l full cut in stock more for us and how is it looking there. they have run out here. all of the pumps are covered up with labels on things. june clark was one of those amused with that. writing...
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we do understand that phil mccann puzzling presence on the forecourt there was just a coincidence. he was swiftly trending on twitter, where some proposed other names. we can assure you that sue parent leaded does not feature. e—mail news watch at bbc duck us on twitter at new search pvc. you can call us on the number below. have a look at our website for previous interviews. that is all from us. we will be back to hear your thoughts next week.
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well, the advice for this weekend is macs, raincoats, umbrellas — you may not even want to venture out at all if you don't like the sort of weather. it is not looking pretty over the next few days, spells of heavy rain, gale—force winds, the possibility of travel disruption — autumn has well and truly arrived, on cue. now, this is the satellite picture, and the weather is looking pretty rough over the atlantic, areas of heavy weather are developing, low pressure already centred between scotland and iceland, sending showers across the uk. but this next area of low pressure just to the south—west of our neighbourhood is already rearing its head through the early hours of saturday morning, with increasing winds and rain. but central and eastern areas, early in the morning, actually not too bad at all. there will be some clear spells, fairly chilly with temperatures around 5 degrees, for example, in norwich. and here is the weather in the morning, it goes downhill very quickly out towards the west, and then that heavy rain, this developing low pressure means that the area of rain expands, the winds are increasing,
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gale—force winds in south—eastern areas — not pretty. but notice that perhaps an improvement in some weather across western areas of the uk. but there is low pressure will well and truly establish itself across the uk through the whole of the weekend, you can see this weather front wrapping around, the bulk of it is actually through by the time we get to later on sunday, but this backwash behind this area of low pressure, you can see it there scooting off to the north, lots of heavy showers and quite a blustery wind. it might be 17 degrees on the thermometer, but it's going to feel colder than that with this really fresh atlantic wind dragging in these showers. so that was sunday — how about monday? well, the area of low pressure has broadened stock within it, we've got small areas of low pressure and weather fronts riding around it, it is almost like a catherine wheel of weather across the uk. here is the next one coming in. now, this could be a nasty one as we head through the early part of the week, this could bring strong
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winds and very heavy rain as well. it's not going to be raining all the time, that's the good news. there will be some sunshine around as well, there will be sunny spells, for sure. but the point is, it will be very changeable, lots of showers, flicking from sunny spells to showers no doubt, and those temperatures you can see, nothing special. that's it from me, bye—bye.
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