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We know who you are, says Lord McAlpine. But do they? The BNP bloggers who duped the BBC.

Lord McAlpine appears to have come to a deal with BBC over the false child abuse allegations made against him by Newsnight.  His lawyer has warned those who outed him on the internet to come forward on the grounds that they “we know who you are”.  But do they.  I don’t think anyone has investigated … Continue reading

The worst case of irresponsible and defamatory journalism in broadcasting history. From ITV, not the BBC.

    “Paedo Tories Outed on Live TV” was how the Daily Star newspaper reported the ambush of David Cameron by Phillip Schofield on ITV’s This Morning programme last Thursday. The presenter thrust into the Prime Minister’s lap a list of the names of alleged paedophiles which had been plucked from the internet before going … Continue reading

Newsnight is toast.

And so farewell then, George Entwhistle. The Head of Vision who didn’t see his own programmes, Twitter or, apparently, the Guardian newspaper, which on Friday revealed that Newsnight had falsely alleged that a senior Conservative politician from the Thatcher era had been a paedophile. Mr Entwhistle had only been Director General of the BBC for … Continue reading

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