BBC and Sky News should cut back on coverage of America and focus on UK: Yorkshire Post Letters

From: MK O’Sullivan, Victoria Street, Allerton Bywater, Castleford.

Lisa Robinson of Washington, reacts as the guilty verdict in Minneapolis, in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was announced. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Am I alone in being totally hacked off by blanket coverage of US politics and politicians, ever since Donald Trump said that he would run for President?

Think of the Impeachment hearings, the Supreme Court nominations, the coverage of the riots Black Lives Matters inspired, think of the Sky female presenter on a Sunday all but encouraging a Portland rioter to carry on. The BBC did not differ much.

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The Derek Chauvin trial had blanket coverage. It is an American trial in an American court and it is for the American judicial system to handle. Non Americans have no say but the BBC and Sky seem to forget this.

Voters in this country have much to concern them, the pandemic, the grief it has wrought, the certain large rise in unemployment as furlough monies dry up, hospital waiting times - all such hit us here.

It is I suggest a time to ask just how many correspondents for TV and radio the BBC have in the US in current financial circumstances.

Be sure that they will not be on low salaries and expenses and allowances paid for by the licence fee holders. Sky shareholders at least know that they can raise such issues.

How about a local MP asking?

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