Don't be confused by false balance

We met up with Ben Chu (The Independent) to ask him about economists, the media and their responsibilities to the public.

You can find the full interview here

The BBC recently presented an outlier study claiming that Hard Brexit would be good for the UK economy as though it was equally as representative among economists as the view that it would be bad. Ben called this a mistake brought about more by laziness and political cowardice than by some kind of sinister plot, and says that as a public service the BBC needs to have the courage, competence and rigour to present issues the way the research describes it, rather than showing a Punch and Judy show of one side versus another.

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