The Weeping Angel wrote: ↑Fri May 21, 2021 2:32 pm
Andy McDandy wrote: ↑Fri May 21, 2021 12:58 pm
I couldn't give two fucks what someone did to land an interview 26 years ago. I couldn't care less about any of the repercussions on the royal family either. What does concern me is how the entire national press and the government are piling onto the BBC over this, as if there's not anything else worth reporting on, or the agenda isn't patently clear.
If a Daily Mail journalist did what Martin Bashir did would you be taking such a blase attitude?
Yes, falsifying bank statements and making up bullshit is unethical and wrong. And I'd be less surprised (i.e. less than fuck all) if a Mail journalist had done so. My opinion on the vast majority of journalists - particularly print ones - is pretty low, as are my expectations of them.
My main concern is how this case is being actively used to drive through an agenda of neutralising the BBC as a news organisation, in particular as one critical of the government (which it should be, regardless of the makeup of said government).
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