Sunday 11 November 2012

Beeb vs News Corp

As far as I am aware, no-one sent the former BBC director general an email suggesting (before broadcast) that the Newsnight report on sexual abuse might be fundamentally flawed. Yet, despite this, he has taken personal responsibility for a failing within the organisation he was in charge of.

I said this reccently about James Murdoch ahead of BSkyB's AGM -
In other fields individuals in leadership positions subject to this level of criticism would be forced out, even if there was no 'smoking gun'. 
I didn't realise it would be proven true - in a directly comparable organisation - so quickly. Perhaps Entwhistle would have been better off if someone had emailed him - he could just claim he hadn't read it properly. That defence works in public companies, apparently.

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