Presenter Emily Maitlis was having none of it.
Yesterday the UK version of The Sun ran a front-page story alleging that BBC employees at Broadcasting House in London have been sleeping at their desks.
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) November 15, 2017
For such a non-story, it caused a stir online with several commentators, who had nothing better to do, expressing outrage:
What a joke. We’re paying for this! pic.twitter.com/XJ8jAvhBaZ
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) November 16, 2017
Most people, however, defended the hard-working employees who often work on stories long into the night.
Well, Newsnight didn’t take it lying down (cough) and put together this excellent montage to outro their programme:
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) November 16, 2017
The Sun sleep-walked into that one.