Prince William's words tonight are shattering for the BBC. It's difficult to know what the senior management can do to make it good. Surely Lord Hall has to take responsibility. And surely the Met should be investigating Martin Bashir for forgery. pic.twitter.com/42XXfO17L8
Martin Bashir commissioned fake bank statements and used “deceitful behaviour” in a “serious breach” of the BBC’s producer guidelines to secure his Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, an official inquiry has concluded.... https://t.co/sqYURomsUh
I can think of few people better qualified to explain the egregiousness of Martin Bashir's vile deceptions than members of the media linked to lies about the 96 people killed at Hillsborough, the hacking of countless phones including Milly Dowler's & the murder of Daniel Morgan.
A day of shame for the BBC as it finally says it is “very sorry” for the circumstances in which Martin Bashir procured Panorama interview with Princess Diana. Prince William and Harry are rightfully furious about what went on. Many will say this apology is two decades too late. pic.twitter.com/MHj9FM6vZS
Forget Martin Bashir for now. It’s the complicity + now silence of Lord Hall that shocks me. He was the dominant executive within BBC journalism over many years. One wonders what other corners might have been cut under his watch by an organisation so convinced of its superiority.
As I’ve been warning for years, the BBC has huge power and authority without adequate accountability, which led to many scandals including Jimmy Savile Martin Bashir and their ongoing attacks on Alex Belfield, we’re all forced under threat of criminal prosecution to pay for this