The BBC's Charter and its Producers Guidelines state:
...'Due impartiality lies at the heart of the BBC. All programs and services should be open minded, fair and show a respect for truth? [BBC reports should] contain comprehensive, authoritative and impartial coverage of news and current affairs in the United Kingdom and throughout the world??
Here's a quick opinion and it may be overly simplified. Chavez is a hard left dictator and hates the Bush Administration. If he looked so very bad in his responses to Fox, the BBC may have been uncomfortable by implication because of sympathies in their own biased reporting: anti-capitalism and anti-Bush.
There is so much to make him look as bad as he really is. Here's just a few quotes:
“The Devil’s economic model . . . The capitalist exploitation model has destroyed oceans, entire oceans”
"I am the second Fidel Castro of Latin America"
On Saddam Hussein: “A brother”
Gaddafi's Libya: “A model of participatory democracy”
Welcome Olivia. In fact the Chavez-Fox Have Your Say page appears to be back there now news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4440048.stm It has happened to me as well, that for a time a certain BBC webpage disappears, but later turns up again. Not in all cases though, so when I suspect that a certain page might be deleted or stealth edited, often following blog comments, I make a copy of the original. I'm suspect from the tone of your complaint that this is not the only occasion that the BBC has got under your skin though, so I hope you will continue to post your impressions. Get it off your chest as they say
At present, the BBC is only answerable to itself in deciding its standards and coverage. How does it measure up to what you consider good quality, and impartial and unbiased reporting as required by its charter? All TV viewers in the UK are forced by law to pay for this 'service'. Do you believe that what is received truly 'serves' the society, - or merely increases the problems within it?
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