Unpopular opinion: I don’t like Stacey Dooley

Everyone knows that journalism is a controversial line of work, yet Stacey Dooley seems to be often hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

She sparked controversy a while ago over her defence of Comic Relief and her belief that it doesn’t promote the idea of white saviours. Once again now she has caused a dispute over her latest documentary about IS brides. Loose Women presenter Janet Street-Porter claims she’s “not sure sending her to shout at people through a wire fence is investigative journalism.”

Not only did Stacey appear to just shout through to the women, but she was also inaccurate about the gesture for Muslim prayer, claiming it was the IS salute. Surely this is just poorly presented work on her behalf, and inappropriate and offensive to make such unfounded comments?

Perhaps the BBC continues to use Stacey Dooley because they think her kind of journalism might interest younger viewers, or that she presents a style that makes her more relatable to the public. However, this just means she comes across like she doesn’t really know what she’s talking about. Personally, I can’t help but feel that her type of journalism isn’t necessarily the best.

Image: BBC.

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