The BBC Meets Its Waterloo

Butterworth, Trevor
May 2004
World & I;May2004, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p58
Focuses on the controversies surrounding the publication of the Hutton Report from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) which was a probe into the British government who allegedly misled the public intentionally about the reasons for going to war in Iraq. Details of several reports from BBC involving British forces that received objections and accusations of treachery from the British government; Claims included in the key intelligence dossier on the threat posed by former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein as announced by BBC defense correspondent Andrew Gilligan; Overview of the content of the column written by Gilligan in the antigovernment tabloid "Mail" which infuriated the government; Impact of the allegation of Gilligan on the British public.


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