Monday, January 26, 2009

Mark Thompson and "Impartiality" over the DEC appeal

BBC Director general Mark Thompson (not to be confused with Mark Thomas, as I was until Weggis put me right) as put up a barrage of words when interviewed by John Humphrys on the Today programme. His central case is that the BBC must maintain its impartiality, but this is negated by the fact that he was showing blatant pro-Israeli partiality in banning the DEC appeal.

The comments on one of the websites I have looked at were running roughly 2:1 against the Thomas decision. All the more reason to put in a complaint against the decision.

Go down the page for the story that the BBC dares not publish.

Stop the War is organising a mass return of TV licenses to the BBC for those incensed by the continuing refusal of the BBC to broadcast and emergency appeal for Gaza.The fact that other channels including Channel 4, ITV and Channel 5 are showing the appeal tonight shows how isolated and extreme the BBC is on this issue, although they are crowing today that Rupert Murdoch's Sky has joined them in their non-humanitarian stance.

Avaaz is a good way to let the BBC know what you think. They are making the TV license threat also.


weggis said...

Are you telling me that Mark Thomas has taken over from Mark Thompson as Director General of the BBC?

DocRichard said...

Weggis, you get the prize for spotting the deliberate error. OK, the stupid error, to be truthful. Let's be charitable, and call it a Freudian slip; I really would prefer Mark Thomas to be DirGen of the BBC. Make a better job of it.

I'll go edit him.

What html did you put in to make the links live?