Friday 17 October 2008

BBC News in second snub to Feedback

BBC News has for the second week running refused to put up anyone to defend complaints, made by listeners to Radio 4's Feedback programme, about how its journalists are covering the credit crunch crisis. Feedback presenter Roger Bolton said on the programme today that BBC News had again declined to put forward anyone to be interviewed about the complaints, which included claims that John Humphrys was too aggressive when interviewing Chancellor Alistair Darling and that BBC business editor Robert Peston's reports were creating panic in the markets. The Independent's media columnist Stephen Glover remarked in his column this week: “If Mr. Peston read the shipping forecast, he would have seasoned mariners jumping ship.”

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