It is not just in BBC and numerama, it is all over the web: 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Vote_of_no_confidence_on_Arnnon_Geshuri#Press

Bad PR for WMF and WP  :-/

To: wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
From: kel...@kiwix.org
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 20:25:05 +0100
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Message from Arnnon Geshuri to the Wikimedia 
Community

On 26.01.2016 21:54, Fæ wrote:
> Press coverage like the BBC's this evening which leads with Jimmy
> Wales' face, have damaged the WMF's reputation and our projects that
> rely on "Wikimedia" remaining a trusted name.[1][2]
 
Published today on numerama.com, top digital news web site (2 millions
visitors/month and primary information source for people interested in
digital liberties, net neutrality, etc.) in France:
http://www.numerama.com/business/141371-wikipedia-secoue-par-une-nomination-contestee.html
 
If I remember how WMUK was "treated" by a few WMF representatives during
the Bamkin's controversy I can only state that their is a two-tiers
evaluation system of this kind or crisis.
 
Emmanuel
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