BBC`s director general steps down after show`s error about politician

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BBC`s director general steps down after show`s error about politician
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Sunday, November 11, 2012
World
The Wenatchee World
BBC’s director general steps down
after show’s error about politician
The Associated Press
not to air similar allegations McAlpine, a Conservative
against one of its star hosts.
Party member of the House
LONDON — George
On Friday, BBC apologized of Lords. On Friday, he
Entwistle, the director
for its Nov. 2 “Newsnight”
issued a fierce denial and
general of the BBC, resigned TV show on alleged sex
threatened to sue.
on Saturday night over a TV abuse in Wales in the
Messham then said he
program the network had
1970s and 1980s. During
had been mistaken about
aired that wrongly implithe program, victim Steve
his abuser’s identity and
cated a British politician in a Messham claimed he had
apologized to McAlpine,
child sex-abuse scandal.
been abused by a senior
prompting fury over the
In a brief statement
Conservative Party figure.
BBC’s decision to air the
outside BBC The BBC didn’t name the
report and the suspension
headquarters, alleged abuser, but online
of investigative programs at
Entwistle
rumors focused on Alistair
“Newsnight.”
said he
decided
to do the
“honorable
thing” and
George
step down.
Entwistle
“When
Doing the
‘honorable thing’
appointed
to the role,
with 23 years’ experience
TH
as a producer and leader at
the BBC, I was confident the
trustees had chosen the best
candidate for the post, and
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the right person to tackle
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nities ahead. However the
wholly exceptional events
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led me to conclude that the
BBC should appoint a new
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Earlier Saturday, Entwistle
had said the BBC should
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not have aired the program
and admitted it further
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damaged trust in a broadcaster already reeling from
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