Quinn versus Gilligan: Specialist Hack against Mainstream? Paid Members Public
David Quinn, a journalist and former colleague based in Manchester, posted on his blog that last night’s Dispatches by Andrew Gilligan was actually trading off a three year old story [https://web.archive.org/web/20070811180450/http://www.wordsdept.co.uk/2007/07/30/gilligan-dispatches-three-year-old-story-for-channel-4/] . And David should know,
Bless Paid Members Public
Union threatens dispute if BBC fail to back Gilligan [http://www.nuj.org.uk/front/inner.php?docid=662&doctypeid=8]
Hutton Speaks... Paid Members Public
….and it looks like the BBC is in real trouble. He has called Andrew Gilligan’s report “unfounded”, and that it was that broadcast which drew Dr Kelly into the controversy. Criticism of the Government has been very mild so far. The statement continues.
The Media will eat itself Paid Members Public
This is almost unbelievable: BBC NEWS | Politics | Panorama prompts war probe calls [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3418817.stm] Why? Because it’s the BBC reporting on a BBC programme about the BBC-triggered “ dodgy dossier [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_Dossier]” crisis. Words fail me.