See my previous post: Maitlis will be the victim.So far Maiithis has just hunkered down, like countless luvies who have messed up. Does anyone else remember Cathy Newman and the interview with Jordan Peterson ? To say she was owned doesn't do the interview justice. ( watch it if you have a spare 30 minutes) - the upshot of having all her beliefs destroyed was that she went to defcon 1 and told the world she was receiving hundreds of death threats. Yet the CPS and Police didn't claim even 1 scalp from the would be assassins
Lets see if hachet features sits very still in the corner or if she is no better than alastair campbell and demands attention , whether its the right or wrong kind.
Newman was straight in there with the "I'm frightened by the far-Right extremists" bovine scatology. As you say, the person being attacked was Peterson and yet he was being rather magnanimous in his Tweets relating to the same interview.
Maitlis has done that classic thing of the Left: put something out there which is highly contentious* and then expect to have it pass unchallenged.
The problem with existing in an echo chamber is that there simply isn't the ability to comprehend that someone thinks differently than you. I wonder at how many more times they have to do it before they finally, finally realise that the world isn't like that.
Cynically, though, I can't help wondering if this is just a way of prolonging the Cummings (non-)story. Realistically, it was dead at the weekend. Now, we have the "Oh poor Emily, she's getting castigated because of that nasty Cummings brute" angle.**
*She and her cohort have assumed that they speak for the majority, whether they in fact do so or not. That they don't is shown by the backlash that the BBC is facing on social media at the moment. Well, they've earned it with a naked two-fingered salute to impartiality.
**It's a possibility, however I don't think the Newsnight team is that clever/Machiavellian; I think they were just spouting their usual "We're always in the right" line.