Some interesting observations here from a B-BBC reader….
“Anyone hear John Pienaar on the BBC this morning getting over excited and giving us his version of events?Cameron says he had no inappropriate conversations with News Corp. people. Pienaar essentially claims Cameron is lying. Pienaar states that Cameron has spoken about BSkyB with the Murdochs based solely on the way Cameron phrased his answer.
To me it was quite clear…he had not spoken of the BSkyB deal.
Pienaar then went on to allege News International is acting like a rogue state having serious repercussions for our culture and society.
Nicky Campbell this morning was just as bad.suggesting that Cameron has done a deal with Murdoch to cut the BBC budget. (The horror of it!) His reporter came on to say there was no proof of this (letting it hang of course that well, it might be true) but that the thing was that it reminds people of the value of public service broadcasting. Nothing like being able to slander your rivals and promote yourself!
I also believe it was Dame Nicky who asked one of the 7/7 families ‘how long had your phone been hacked for?’. So their phone was definitely hacked? Really? Any proof? As far as I am aware there is absolutely no proof or evidence that shows any 7/7 or 9/11 families had their phones hacked. Their phone numbers and addresses were in the private investigator’s files, but then they would be as the newspaper needs to get in touch with them in the normal course of reporting events….mere possession of the numbers means nothing.
This is the BBC at its worst feeding into the conspiracies and half truths that are designed to attack the Murdochs, the BBC’s commercial and ideological rivals. Far from being a professional news broadcasting organisation with high standards of behaviour and ethics it has become a platform for any wild accusation to be shouted out to the world by anyone with a grudge against News international and lending the authority and credibility of the BBC to those people and their prejudiced rantings.”