Thursday, May 19, 2005

BBC integrity failure (again)

Jenny Hjul in the Scotsman reports on BBC Scotland's coverage of George Galloway's trip to America. The correspondent sent was a Bob Wylie:

[W]hy did it have to be Wylie, whose friendship with Galloway goes back years and who, as the Diary pointed out yesterday, received an acknowledgement in Galloway’s autobiography?

Wylie is not an expert on Iraq or on American politics. And in this case, he was clearly not impartial, and neither was BBC Scotland. Shame on them.

BBC you know. Most trusted news organisation in the world.