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??
The BBC doesn't really comprehend what is meant by "The surge has done more than turn the situation in Iraq around – it has opened the door to a major strategic victory in the broader war on terror." They can't because they profit by those regimes who perpetrate and sponsor terrorism. Saddam Hussein was a friend to the BBC, each were able to feed off the other, no matter who else gets hurt in the process.
The controllers of the BBC do not serve our society - only their own shortsighted interests. But like Alan Johnston, I don't see him wanting to return to Gaza to settle, so where will these controllers and their children plan to retire?
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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