BBC director general resigns over "shoddy journalism"

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AZWarrior wrote:

Just as in my country, everything would be just fine if those who report the news just left out their personal emotions and prejudices. The news should not try to be a ratings driven entity. You should expect better, especially if the news is in anyway related to the national government.

Nov 10, 2012 5:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tougar wrote:

Agree. Shoddy journalism is not exclusive to the BBC. It pervades all media.

Nov 10, 2012 5:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Ras-Mitat wrote:

“Chickens coming home to roost!”

In today’s profit driven news market, BBC and CNN have long seized to be trustworthy source for factual news. Especially in developing regions such as Africa, outright false reports are aired, such as the “Ethiopia Live-Aid money diverted for guns” story, which led Sir Bob Geldof to demand and receive public apology from BBC. Might as well sell the BBC to Rupert Murdoch, makes no difference in news content.

Nov 10, 2012 6:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LynCe wrote:

The beloved but deeply ingrown “Beeb” is way overdue for a serious housecleaning, and the oblivious, lax George Entwistle had to go. The BBC’s credibility is now on the line.

Nov 10, 2012 6:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
js2012 wrote:

AP, Reuters and others needs to join BBC in mass resignations over shoddy and biased journalism.

Nov 10, 2012 7:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
StigTW wrote:

Can reuters be next and step up their game? I used to like reuters more but it also seems to suffer shoddy journalism this past year.

Nov 11, 2012 1:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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