Glasnost reaches the BBC at last!

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People wondering why the BBC left Emily Thornberry’s name off their report about her altering Electoral Commission press releases may be interested to note that her name has now been added to the story, along with the following statement:

* Earlier versions of this story did not include the name of the MP as it was a straight report from Sir Philip’s report in which she was not named. We added the name, and some extra background, once we became aware of her identity.

This may seem uninteresting to some, but to those who have for a long time bemoaned the Beeb’s habit of airbrushing its mistakes out of existence, this is the equivalent of the Berlin Wall coming down.

Rejoice!

2 thoughts on “Glasnost reaches the BBC at last!

  1. Hmmm, I’m not so sure…

    By “straight report from Sir Philip’s report in which she was not named” do they mean this report

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmselect/cmstnprv/1367/1367.pdf

    from the Committee on Standards & Privileges entitled “Conduct of Ms Emily Thornberry”

    Or the report from Sir Philip containted within it (see page 8) entitled “Complaint against Ms Emily Thornberry”

    Emily Thornberry’s name is not exactly hard to elicit in either part of the document.

    What report did the BBC see that justifies their stated position?

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