Ofcom has received over 200 complaints after a caller to Jeremy Vine’s debate about cyclists gave a well thought out and balanced point of view that considered both sides of the argument fairly.
As soon as Vine realised what was happening he hurriedly ended the conversation with the caller and moved onto a gentlemen who believed that cyclists harmed in road traffic accidents shouldn’t be entitled to NHS treatment, as more often than not it’s their own stupid fault anyway.
A spokesman for the BBC said: “We would like to apologise unreservedly for what happened. However it should be pointed out that on the day of the incident only 2 complaints were received by Ofcom. The other complaints only came in after the Daily Mail printed an article about it the following day”