BBC exec unleashed vile outbursts on Twitter - wishes Trump dead
A BBC chief has unleashed a series of vile foul-mouthed and leftie outbursts on Twitter - even wishing Donald Trump was dead.
Human resources executive Melanie Briggs also retweeted a statement by a socialist account which questioned why Boris Johnson needed to be in intensive care when fighting coronavirus.
The corporation’s London-based “mediation lead” called actor Laurence Fox a c* and posted a smiling selfie of herself with former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with the caption ‘JELFIE!!’ and a love heart emoji.
In 2017, she retweeted Donald Trump with a message which said: “Please just have a massive coronary and die before you kill everyone else, you deranged, stupid man.”
She has often used foul language and expressed left wing views.
A BBC source said: “This is very inappropriate. She’s in a very senior HR role and is constantly swearing using the worst language and posting her political views openly. The timing could not be worse. It’s just after the new top dog said he didn’t want employees openly being political. This is far worse than that.
“It’s so foul and abusive.
“The tweets are outrageous. Wishing somebody dead is appalling. Surely it goes against the BBC values and policies that HR must have an involvement in.
“She must get involved in difficult situations at the BBC and these disturbing tweets have probably caused a difficult situation for herself.”
She also described the US President as a “massive c*” but spelt the word in full.
A 2019 poll conducted by Norstat showed that almost two-thirds of the British public thought that the BBC was biased. A separate poll from YouGov found that just 44 per cent Britons trust BBC journalists to be truthful in their reporting, as opposed to 48 per cent did not believe the media outlet to be honest.