Thursday, September 20, 2007

Lost the War - Shoot the Infantry - Promote the Generals

I see that the Telegraph is predicting that the BBC intends to sack up to 25 of its staff after an internal inquiry into the rigging of phone-in competitions. Out go researchers and programme editors. In other words, the response to the scandal that has destroyed public confidence and trust in the integrity of BBC , and is much the worst cheating scandal ever to hit the Beeb, is to sack a few members of the poor bloody infantry. This response has of course been prepared and recommended by the generals, who plan to totally exonerate themselves from any responsibility. Since Government Ministers no longer accept that resignation is the appropriate response to scandal within their area of responsibility, it is only to be expected that BBC bosses believe they can get away with this.

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