Monday, 26 January 2009
Aunty Gets it Wrong. Sometimes.
Marina Hyde suggested in Saturday's Guardian that the reasoning behind the BBC's refusal to air the Gaza Appeal was due to fears about creating yet more controversy after the Brand/Ross fiasco. If so, they certainly got that wrong having not only produced a veritable mares nest of controversy but shed loads of publicity for the appeal as well. I don't know if Marina Hyde has got it right but her theory is certainly a bit more appealing than some of the more anti-semitic ones that are doing the rounds
It's easy to knock the beeb at times like this but if you are in any doubt about what TV and radio would be like without it just flick through the satellite channels and spin that dial. See what I mean? Only tonight London News came up with another fine piece of investigative journalism revealing how the Olympic Delivery Authority are seemingly hell bent on becoming a virtual state within a state. Aunty only gets it wrong some of the time.