Katty Kay Tweets Her Bias Again

I was having a look at Katty Kay’s Twitter page, wondering if she had said anything about Sarah Palin lately. Not only is Palin on tour (as we know from Mark Mardell’s sneering the other day), but she said something yesterday about Paul Revere which raised a few eyebrows. It turns out Palin was actually correct and, as usual, a few Leftoid media dopes made fools of themselves laughing at her so-called ignorance.

Katty, the most hyper-partisan of all BBC employees working the US beat (yes, she’s worse than Mardell) now that Katie Connolly has done the honest thing and gone to work for a Democrat strategy group, didn’t say anything about Palin’s Revere remark, but still she did not disappoint anyone looking for her to reveal her personal political bias. Tweeting from her iPad, Katty sent her readers two links to hit pieces on Palin, both from the JournoList-infested Politico.

This Politico article is full of adjectives like “cartoon-ish”, “circus”, and “spectacle”. Oh, and the actual title is “Sarah Palin takes the media for a ride”. Katty editorialized that down to a sexist pejorative. Nice one, Katty. Notice also that the response from her reader makes it clear which side she’s on, as nobody would ask such a question if they thought Katty was either impartial or not far Left and a Palin hater. Katty does have form attacking Sarah Palin on air. The other tweet is equally amusing.

This Politico article is about how some in the GOP establishment aren’t pleased. Which is exactly what Palin’s supporters want, but of course Katty thinks it’s a bad sign for her. Partisan blindness. We can see where the Beeboids go to inform their opinions on US issues. The vicious atmosphere of Katty’s Twitter feed and her followers is again revealed in the reply. If Katty wasn’t openly partisan and anti-Palin, her reader wouldn’t feel free to make such a reply.

Further down on her Twitter page, Katty also retweets a Palin attack piece by none other than Andrew Sullivan (not going to give him a link – look him up if you want), notorious for his own version of a “birther” conspiracy (he still thinks Palin faked giving birth to Trig, while her daughter is the real mother). There is no greater hater of Sarah Palin than Sullivan, and Katty not only follows him but thinks his musings are important enough to share on her BBC-labeled Twitter account. This fact alone tells you all you need to know about Katty Kay.

If that’s not enough to get a scolding email from Helen Boaden, Katty also makes a tweet which combines her personal business interest – “Womenomics” – with her BBC profile.

This is clearly a violation of BBC protocol. Yet Katty often uses her position at the BBC as a platform to advocate for her personal pet issues (see here and here), including the women in business angle. It’s also worth reminding everyone that Katty’s partner in Womenomics is Claire Shipman, whose husband is the current White House Press Secretary.

There’s another tweet on the page about an article discussing how women are oppressed in oil-rich Muslim countries. It’s not US news, just something she’s personally interested in, and uses her BBC credentials as a platform to promote it. She even ironically tweets about “women who take a stand” having their morals questioned. That’s pretty rich coming from someone who called Sarah Palin a tease for doing just that.

Another overtly partisan BBC employee in the US who is not fit for purpose.

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13 Responses to Katty Kay Tweets Her Bias Again

  1. Craig says:

    Indefensible behaviour from a supposedly impartial BBC journalist David. It looks as if the unthinkable might be about to happen – the words “Bring back Matt Frei!” (Only joking!)


  2. Daniel Clucas says:

    They sure are getting themselves into a lather over Mama Grizzly, can you imagine what they will be like if she gets the nomination?


  3. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Please tell me that’s a typo.


  4. NotaSheep says:

    Sarah Palin was pictured wearing a large Magen David (Star of David) the other day; no wonder the BBC hate her – http://notasheepmaybeagoat.blogspot.com/2011/06/another-reason-for-bbc-to-hate-sarah.html


  5. Craig says:

    She really does like Andrew Sullivan:

    <img src=”http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1128217176/wna_bios_kay_190x140_normal.jpg” alt=”Katty Kay”/> KattyKayBBC Katty Kay

    Watch Chris Matthews this Sunday -we’ll be talking Obama, Palin, Juan Williams. I’m on with Andrew Sullivan, my favourite compatriot.

    22 Oct


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Is Katty Kay a Sullivanite birther as well?  Sickening, if so.


      • David Preiser (USA) says:

        Weill, I couldn’t find anything where Katty says Palin isn’t the mother, but I did find something else that shows she’s been hypocritically against her and unfair since 2008.

        Palin is quoted as saying this:

        Palin herself has dismissed those who call into question her ability to balance raising five children with her political duties.

        ”To any critics who say a woman can’t think and work and carry a baby at the same time, I’d just like to escort that Neanderthal back to the cave,” the Anchorage Daily News quoted Palin saying last March, after the surprise announcement that she was seven months pregnant with Trig.

        Sounds pretty feminist and egalitarian and wimminz lib and all that, no?  Yet Katty Kay and Claire Shipman had this response:

        In an editorial in The Wall Street Journal, authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman argued that  more women are moving away from the notion of “having it all” and toward the idea of a work/life balance that allows them time for both.

        The authors of a forthcoming book on the trend said Palin has hit a nerve “not because she’s a woman with children trying to do a man’s job. It’s because she’s actually pushing the combination of professional and personal ambitions beyond the sensibilities of this generation of working moms.”

        In other words, “Get back in the kitchen, woman. We’ll tell you when it’s okay to come out.”  It never ceases to amaze me how a Beeboid will compromise their own integrity over political issues.

        Again, I will say uncategorically that this partisan behavior in her private life most certainly violates all rules of impartiality, because she simply wouldn’t have this public platform if not for her position at the BBC.  It’s just like Richard Black using his position to land plum chairman jobs at Warmist conferences and collect nice fees to tell journalism and media students how to report on the issues concerned.  Or Justin Webb discussing embryonic stem cell research to find a cure for juvenile diabetes.


  6. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Even A Tangled Web denizens owe Sarah Palin an apology.  Hope they eventually noticed David Vance’s tweet about it.


  7. Biodegradable says:
    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      That’s not compulsory, though.  It only costs the license fee payer £100 if a Beeboid chooses to take it. On the other hand, they do get ordered to take it after being busted for doing things like this.  So their very arrogance can sometimes cost you money.


  8. My Site (click to edit) says:

    The (results of) BBC’s move to new media at the expense of actual reporting rather neatly captured by Dilbert today..



  9. Laban says:

    Katty Kay ? Didn’t she pass on just the other week ? Or was that Kathy Kirby ?