After Theresa May’s leader’s speech fell victim to pranks, health issues and technical glitches, the Prime Minister has received a rough ride in the media. Last night’s episode of Newsnight was no exception – the programme promised to ‘make sense’ of the ‘hitches’ in May’s speech:
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) October 4, 2017
Alas Newsnight producers soon discovered that they weren’t immune to technical glitches themselves. There were several hitches in the cutaway packages – with Theresa May even labelled as ‘Jeremy Corbyn’ at one point:
Happily, viewers were on hand to remind producers of the irony:
It seems like Theresa May is producing the programme tonight with that technical error! #Newsnight
— Tom Hamer (@Tom_Hamer7) October 4, 2017
#Newsnight paying homage to Theresa May by having a technical hitch affect each item
— Huw Thomas (@huwthomas_Wales) October 4, 2017
#Newsnight Presume not only one who thought it was justice that their incessant smugness over TMay was interrupted by technical fault?
— My6percent (@My6Percent) October 5, 2017
Oh dear #Newsnight having more technical issues than Theresa May. Most noticeable is bias – an all Tory panel. (But that was planned)….
— Jane Samuels (@Jane_Samuels) October 4, 2017
Ironic sniggering at May's mishaps tonight when Newsnight couldn't control multiple technical gaffs in their cut away reports.
— TheLoveSchack (@carlsenesque) October 4, 2017
What have we learnt about BBC Newsnight tonight ? Two technical howlers – crisis of confidence in Newsnight – surely heads must roll ?
— JohnBroadfoot (@JohnBroadfoot) October 4, 2017
Don’t they know not to throw stones from glass houses?