Losing Trust in AUNTIE BEEB

Underhill, William; Pepper, Tara
September 2003
Bulletin with Newsweek;9/30/2003, Vol. 121 Issue 6392, p56
For generations of Great Britain residents, the broadcasting company BBC spoke with the voice of an elderly relative, revered if a bit stuffy. Fairness and accuracy were its hallmarks. How times change. The fallout from the Iraq war has revealed the BBC and the government as sworn enemies. The corporation's journalists stand accused of a new affinity for tabloid journalism — bias, sloppy reporting habits and factual errors. They're fighting back, but the charges have cost the corporation the nation's confidence.


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