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JohnM

Another BBC triumph?

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Across the board (despite their own admission of left leaning bias in news and current affairs) the BBC delivers deliver so many excellent programmes, 

 

So why does this sort of thing still happen?  They should be compensating Help For Heroes directly out of the money that Stickler trousered for this, just as they should have also deducted the damages that had to pay to McAlpine for the false accusations Stickler made about him.

 

see story here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/may/16/newsnight-help-heroes-journalist-defends-story

 

 

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The BBC should realise that Help for Heroes, like the NSPCC, are fireproof.

There's no point even trying.

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"There's no point even trying ".   is that code for  " I support Stickler? 

 

In the apology to be broadcast tonight, the BBC said: 'Following an investigation by its Editorial Complaints Unit, the BBC now accepts that its coverage was misleading and unfair to Help for Heroes.

'The BBC gave the impression that Help for Heroes was responsible for shortcomings in the provision of support to wounded veterans. The Editorial Complaints Unit found no evidence to support this suggestion.

'Although it was legitimate to report the concerns of veterans, the BBC portrayed criticisms about overall support by a number of agencies as specific criticisms of Help for Heroes.

'This unfair impression was reinforced by our coverage of the story in other outlets.

'In addition, the Newsnight report contained interviews with two contributors which were edited in a way which misrepresented their views.

'Although a representative of Help for Heroes took part in a studio discussion which followed the Newsnight report, the response of Help for Heroes to the criticisms wasn’t properly reflected. 

'This contributed further to the unfair impression of Help for Heroes, for which the BBC wishes to apologise.'

 

Meanwhile, in other news, Sally Bercow pointed 'the finger of blame' at Tory peer Lord McAlpine on Twitter during a media frenzy over allegations of child sex abuse, a judge was told today.

The Speaker's wife posted her tweet two days after a Newsnight report wrongly implicated a senior Conservative from the Thatcher era in child sex abuse allegations.

 

And who was the Stickler  responsible?  Still, it'll all be OK at Newsnight when this true blue takes over 

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It's not code for anything. I didn't see the news report although I read a bit of what was said and the HtH response.

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The BBC should realise that Help for Heroes, like the NSPCC, are fireproof.

There's no point even trying.

You forgot Jimmy Saville in your short list.

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You forgot Jimmy Saville in your short list.

Until the media told me I didn't know anything about Saville firsthand.

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Until the media told me I didn't know anything about Saville firsthand.

 

Savile firsthand - urgh, is that what they call it? 

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Savile firsthand - urgh, is that what they call it?

Yes.

Yes, it is.

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