The BBC has been criticised, however, for inviting Ms Smith to broadcast her comments without any interruptions or questions and for allowing the five minute piece to turn into a “party political broadcast”. After telling listeners about growing up with a love for Kensal Rise library in north west London, which is earmarked for closure, Ms Smith rounded on the coalition Government’s “shameful” policies.”
I see that Zadie Smith has caused a bit of a furore except to the BBC who see it all as fair and balanced;
“Her comments, broadcast during the Today Programme on Radio 4, were an impassioned defence of libraries and “shared institutions” in Britain.
It’s the rancid BBC which is shameful.