19 July 2007

More on Public service broadcasting

It may just be me, but isn't the BBC's Director General, Mark Thompson, stating the blindingly obvious when he says:

"We must never, ever knowingly deceive the public. There is no excuse for deception."

Surely employees - even those of production companies engaged by the BBC - ought to realise that? They are supposed to serve the public, not deceive us.

After all, they are so fond of invoking the "public interest" when it suits them.

(The key points of Mr Thompson's speech to staff are given here.)



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