Day by Day

Sunday, August 31, 2003

This article in The Guardian describes how the BBC sexed up a story in order to continue to assert that Tony Blair, errr, sexed up a story.

BBC governors decided to turn the tussle with the government over the Iraq dossier story into a make-or-break trial of strength despite harbouring doubts over the original Today report.

Emails released by the Hutton inquiry show that a number of governors, including chairman Gavyn Davies, were determined not to buckle in the face of government pressure even though they thought the story might not stand up to scrutiny.

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