TITLE

When it's best to be grey

AUTHOR(S)
Edward, David
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
New Statesman;9/29/2003, Vol. 132 Issue 4657, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Offers observations on the possible decision of the BBC to fire "Today" program journalist Andrew Gilligan over his handling of a story about the British justification for war with Iraq. Their criticism of him for lacking nuance and subtlety in this story; Examples of other instances in which notable journalists have made similar claims about British and U.S. terrorism and military policies during the Iraq War; Suggestion that the media are guilty of allowing governmental pressure to influence their stance on the war.
ACCESSION #
10938682

 

Related Articles

  • Baghdad burns while London spins.  // New Statesman;8/25/2003, Vol. 132 Issue 4652, p4 

    Offers observations on the reaction of the administration of British Prime Minister Tony Blair into an official inquiry into the entry of Great Britain into the Iraq War. Suggestion that United States military and occupation policies in Iraq have failed; Reaction of the Blair administration to...

  • Downing Street appears to be arguing that, if it denies a particular story, then the BBC should not run it. The implications are Orwellian. Kampfner, John // New Statesman;7/7/2003, Vol. 132 Issue 4645, p10 

    Offers observations on the imminent conclusions of a British governmental investigation into the possibility that Prime Minister Tony Blair and others in his administration used dubious means to convince the British public of the necessity of an attack on Iraq. Inadequate respect afforded...

  • Watch everyone cover their backs.  // New Statesman;8/18/2003, Vol. 132 Issue 4651, p4 

    Offers observations on the Hutton inquiry, a British governmental investigation into the death of weapons of mass destruction expert Dr. David Kelly. Conduct of British Broadcasting Corp. editor Kevin Marsh during scrutiny of BBC coverage of allegations that the administration of Prime Minister...

  • BBC CHIEF DYKE TESTIFIES. Johnson, Debra // Daily Variety;9/16/2003, Vol. 280 Issue 52, p10 

    Reports on the court testimony of British Broadcasting Corp.'s (BBC) director general Greg Dyke over journalistic practices in its Iraq war coverage. Contention of flawed reporting; Highlights of the history of fiction between BBC and the British government; Accusation on the involvement of...

  • The Chilcot panel. Eaton, George // New Statesman;2/1/2010, Vol. 139 Issue 4986, p26 

    The article presents information on members of the Chilcot panel, a group of five people who have been appointed to a board of inquiry into Great Britain's involvement in the war in Iraq and which includes John Chilcot, a civil servant, Martin Gilbert, a historian, and Roderic Lyne, a diplomat.

  • Blair v. the BBC. Siegel, Jonas // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p48 

    Focuses on the conflict between the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) and the government of British Prime Minster Tony Blair, which concerns the intelligence used by Britain to support its push for war in Iraq. Response of Alastair Campbell, Blair's director of communication, to the allegations...

  • BEEB STILL BURNING. Clarke, Steve // Daily Variety;2/3/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 26, p10 

    Focuses on the dispute over the report of legal expert Brian Hutton lambasting the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) for claiming the government lied to justify the Iraq war in Great Britain. Decision of ex-BBC director general Greg Dyke not to make a costly legal challenge to the report;...

  • If Rageh Omaar was the BBC's Scud Stud, Andrew Gilligan was the Scud Dud, getting so emotional on the Today programme that I had to switch off. Platell, Amanda // New Statesman;4/21/2003, Vol. 132 Issue 4634, p34 

    Offers observations on mass media in Great Britain as of April 21, 2003. Criticism of the BBC for its news coverage of the Iraq War; Description of the journalistic styles of war correspondent Rageh Omaar and Andrew Gilligan; Failure of the BBC to be impartial, which often relied on personal...

  • Casualties of war. Billen, Andrew // New Statesman;2/9/2004, Vol. 133 Issue 4674, p45 

    Discusses the report by British judge Lord Hutton which criticized the BBC for their war reporting. Other rulings in the report such as the clearing of Prime Minister Tony Blair in the death of Iraq weapons inspector David Kelly who was revealed as a source in an article by reporter Andrew...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics