The BBC has dismissed complaints Laura Kuenssberg leapt to the defence of Dominic Cummings once news broke of his coronavirus lockdown trip to Durham.
Ex-Ipso chairman Sir Alan Moses said the organisation had to "be far more stringent in striking back at the attacks" made against it.
The sitcom star said he 'used my public platform and passion for politics in an incorrect way'.
The BBC's Laura Kuenssberg and ITV's Robert Peston apologised after being briefed by the Conservative Party.
Ms Kuenssberg has been subjected to threats and abuse from people on Twitter who are angry at her for simply reporting the news.
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg to have bodyguard protection at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester this week.
Laura Kuenssberg has reportedly been targeted by a left-wing hate mob who have sent her a series of threats because they believe she is biased against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.