Sunday, May 21, 2006

UK - Media groups unite against BBC

Better late than never I suppose.

The submission attacks the BBC Trust, saying its independence and accountability is "largely illusory" and that there is a lack of truly independent safeguards to stop the corporation abusing its position to damage commercial operators.

Not to mention the damage the BBC is doing the the security of the free world.

And there's this.

Do you agree with me that if the BBC can't do better than this it is going to have difficulty justifying its licence fee?" he asked.

Mr Straw said he would pass his remarks on but editorial decisions were a matter for the BBC, not for MPs.

"On the issue of accuracy, all journalists, including the BBC, have a responsibility to ensure that quotations are attributed accurately," he said.

Good luck with that.

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