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UK Government Appoints Stooge At The BBC.

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posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 10:06 AM
Following the resignation of Gavin Davies as Chairman of the BBC the Government have appointed Lord Ryder as acting chairman.His first action was to issue a grovelling apology to the Government.

Soon after Greg Dyke resigned as Director General of the BBC.

BBC employees have started to walk out across the country in protest and sympathy.Whether this is only for this afternoon or an action that could presage further action is yet to be seen.

There is a growing fear in the UK media today that Press freedoms could be adversly effected by the Hutton Report.

Michael Portillo has said that the report couldn't have been better if Alastair Campbell had written it himself.

That the Hutton Report was leaked first to The Sun owned by Rupert Murdoch who has a vested interest in the downfall on Channels such as BBC News 24 and that Labour MP's are now questioning whether the BBC should be in competition with SKY,also owned by Murdoch raises very serious concerns.

[Edited on 29-1-2004 by John bull 1]

posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 12:13 PM
Everything is out in the open in the demise of your media - the US 's move to a corporate complicit media that serves as the extension of idelouge government was done in the shadows.
At least you've got the outrage preceeding the good fight - a key component.

posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 12:32 PM
I, pretty much, concur with you on this BT.

I do think that what you speak and address has been "influencial" in the US for quite sometime now, though....degrees vary with the adminsitrations and current events of those time periods.

I have recently read and did a comparison/contrast research project on these three books:

"The Media Game : American Politics in the Television Age"

"Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times"

"The Interplay of Influence: News, Advertising, Politics, and the Mass Media"

Good to excellent reads and give historical accounts and historical relevance to that which you speak of BT.


[Edited on 29-1-2004 by Seekerof]


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