The BBC’s Premier Nightly News Program Is Imploding
Nov 10, 2012
In a shocking move, the BBC tonight announced that its flagship news TV show, Newsnight, will be suspended from investigations. It also issued an on-air apology after mistakenly suggesting a senior politician was a pedophile.
It’s a huge deal, and truly shows how the state-funded media company has been devastatingly hit by its own sex scandal.
Last week Newsnight ran a segment that featured allegations that a well-known Conservative British politician had been a part of notorious pedophile network that operated in Wales in the 1970s. The segment didn’t name the politician — apparently out of legal fears — but the name of the suspect soon spread online.
The scandal gained another dimension today when The Guardian announced that the man many had assumed was at the heart of the scandal — former Margaret Thatcher aide Lord (Alistair) McAlpine — was innocent of these and had been the victim of mistaken identity.
This article was posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 9:47 am