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Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Had to refer to Hutton:
even though I haven't had the chance to follow it too closely. Reuters: "LONDON (Reuters) - The chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation resigned Wednesday and the broadcaster apologized for some of its reporting on the buildup to the war in Iraq after it was lambasted in an inquiry by a senior judge.
The inquiry by Lord Hutton criticized journalist Andrew Gilligan, the BBC's management and its supervisory board of governors, for a radio report saying the government 'sexed up' intelligence in a dossier on Iraqi weapons.
Hutton said the BBC report was unfounded.
He said the BBC's editorial system was 'defective' in allowing Gilligan's report to air and the governors should have investigated it in the aftermath, during which weapons expert David Kelly was unmasked as Gilligan's source and committed suicide. "
Posted at 6:42 PM by John.
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