BBC Trust: correction
I posted a comment on 16 June on this blog about the BBC Trust’s handling of an complaint by my friend Stan Rosenthal about the Secret Iraq documentary.
I suggested that it was unfair that one of the Trustees, Lord Williams of Baglan, should have judged the appeal, because of his known views about the Iraq war. However, the BBC Trust says:
It is not correct that Lord Williams was one of the Trustees who judged this appeal. While he was present for the meeting, Lord Williams was not provided with the paperwork relating to the appeal and he did not participate in the discussion or the decision.
I am happy to make this clear and to apologise to Lord Williams for the error. I must also note that the BBC Trust did not say any of this to Rosenthal when it rejected his complaint.Tagged in: alleged bbc bias
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