In the latest Identity Politics spin story, the BBC credits a scientist's daughter with his work, because she happened to be in the same room at the same time as him.
This comes after the BBC promoted Mary Seacole, a Black Nurse who worked during the Crimean war, to the same level as Florence Nightingale even though there is no evidence of her pioneering work as a nurse, only of her working in the Officers Mess keeping the drinks cabinet stocked. This, however, didn't stop the creation of a statue of Mary Seacole and a host of puff pieces dedicated to the woman's none-existent achievements.
Now the BBC have run an even more ridiculous piece implying that the 13 year old daughter of Captain Fred Hill, was the one who performed the "complex calculations" that convinced the Air Ministry to change the Spitfire from a 4 Gun machine to an 8 Gun. In the classic bait-and-switch article, the BBC state how 'iconic' the Spitfire was, and how important it was during the Battle of Britain, this gets you to nod in agreement as they're obvious facts, before then telling an anecdote about how the scientist often took his work home with him, as millions of fathers do, and sat with his daughter, Hazel, at the kitchen table. Once the link had been made the rest of the anecdote talks of the father and daughter as if one entity, referring to them as 'they' throughout the piece. A graph is momentarily shown, with the voiceover implying this was done by the girl, but nowhere on the document is the girl's name or handwriting, it's all implied, with little or no evidence. Anecdotes are not evidence, but the BBC so often suggest they are.
The BBC are obsessed with gender, race and sexuality, and, if you look carefully at all of the news output, around 80% of it is reported through the lens of Identity Politics.