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BBC in the news, Wednesday

Host Host | 11:41 UK time, Wednesday, 18 July 2007

The Times: As Mark Thompson meets the BBC Trust today, he is expected to suggest tighter quality controls following recent editorial errors. (link)


  • 1.
  • At 05:48 PM on 19 Jul 2007,
  • Madeup wrote:

Hmmm. Why are "The Editors" being so quiet on this subject? Why is there no comments box on the entry entitled BBC in the News, Thursday?

So much for accountability.

  • 2.
  • At 10:00 PM on 19 Jul 2007,
  • Jack wrote:


We will never EVER forget how the BBC failed us.

  • 3.
  • At 02:04 PM on 20 Jul 2007,
  • Derek Williams wrote:

We have had "cash for questions" for which the Tories were I seem to recall, guilty we have now had "cash for honours" where Labour were proved innocent. Finally, we have "cash (or rather no cash) for answers given by viewers of the BBC" - the last seems to me to be fraud or is that not the case. If it is will the CPS be investigating and will the BBC actually report on the matter? However, of far far greater significane is way in which the BBC report news. There is always a biased spin. Today for example - surely the lead headline should have been " Tories beaten into 3 rd place in two mid term elections". No - that was not the headline. Bias or what? It is NOT editorial mistakes that should be addressed it is biased reporting and pure deceit that needs to be addressed.

  • 4.
  • At 03:54 PM on 20 Jul 2007,
  • Seurat wrote:

Are we now no longer allowed to comment on stories?

I find it hard to believe that no postings have been made about the fake phone-in scandal.

Or have all the editors been suspended, so cannot write one of their fascinating blogs about the BBC's culture of deceit?

  • 5.
  • At 08:16 PM on 20 Jul 2007,
  • Andy McMenemy wrote:

Does this new promise of impartiality, honesty and probity mean that we might start getting some balanced reporting on the subject of Climate Change instead of the continual diet of unquestioned (though widely disputed) science.

I expect not.

  • 6.
  • At 10:22 PM on 21 Jul 2007,
  • J Westerman wrote:

Inevitably! But by whom? The same people who have failed so lamentably.

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