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May 24, 2005

BBC -- Striving for Journalistic Integrity?

Mediacrity , discussing coverage of BBC's labor problems, points out the news agency's propensity for "self-serving platitudes."

Brendan Barber, TUC general secretary, said of the [job] action: "It matters because broadcasting excellence, programme quality and journalistic integrity - all of the values the BBC strives for - are at risk if these cuts go ahead as proposed."

BBC has long claimed to “set the standard for accurate and impartial journalism.”

One does not have to be a media buff to realize this claim is far from the truth.

Posted by RH at May 24, 2005 01:41 PM