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FORMER BBC ANCHOR “ASHAMED” OF ITS CURRENT NEWS COVERAGE

December 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the BBC’s most respected and renowned journalists has unleashed a torrent of criticism at the publicly supported broadcaster. Writing in The Mail on Sunday, former anchor and foreign correspondent Michael Buerk said that while he watched its coverage of the Queen’s Jubilee, “I was so ashamed of the BBC I would have wept […]

DID BBC OVERSPEND TO GET RID OF “REDUNDANT” EXECS?

December 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s BBC is paying a lot of money to save money. That fact appeared evident from a report by the London Daily Telegraph detailing pay-outs to personnel who have volunteered to step down and those who have been made “redundant” by cost-saving measures that combined their work with others’. According to documents obtained by the […]

BBC SCORED FOR GIVING HEFTY GOLDEN PARACHUTE TO EX CHIEF

December 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC has come in for additional censure for its decision to pay former director-general George Entwistle £450,000 (about $700,000) after he stepped down after less than two months on the job following the scandal over the decision to cancel a Newsnight report that would have revealed that the late Jimmy Savile, a popular BBC […]

BRITAIN’S TOP CELEBRITY PUBLICIST ARRESTED

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s firestorm of scandals produced another flareup on Thursday when the country’s leading celebrity publicist, Max Clifford, was arrested and questioned by Scotland Yard on suspicion of sexual offenses. “Anyone who really knew me all those years ago, and those who have known me since, will have no doubt I would never act in the […]

BBC CHIEF QUITS AFTER NEW SCANDAL ERUPTS

November 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s venerable BBC is facing arguably the greatest crisis of its existence after George Entwistle, its director general, quit late Saturday following the second scandal involving the public broadcaster’s flagship news magazine show to erupt during his 54-day period in office. “In the light of the fact that the director-general is also the editor-in-chief and […]

THE WORST SCANDAL IN BBC’S HISTORY?

October 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s venerable BBC has been plunged into what its veteran foreign correspondent John Simpson has called “the worst crisis that I can remember in my nearly 50 years at the BBC.” Simpson makes the comment in a report due to air tonight (Monday) on the BBC’s late-night investigation program Panorama concerning allegations that editors and […]

BBC SAYS IT WILL INVESTIGATE SEX CHARGES AGAINST EX-HOST

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC, which has been accused of ignoring widespread rumors that one of its principal hosts of programs aimed at children sexually abused them, said on Monday that it will launch a “comprehensive examination” of the charges after a recently announced police investigation is completed. The announcement by BBC director-general George Entwistle follows the broadcast […]