Ekklesia reports today:
Mr Hundal’s letter to the BBC says: “[My] complaint refers principally to coverage on BBC News 24 and news bulletins on BBC television and radio on Friday 8 February and the weekend of 9 & 10th February 2008.”
Hundal stresses: “[T]his does not mean I endorse sharia or want it to be fully introduced in the UK. I believe in one civil law for all citizens. However, BBC News bulletins did not make any attempts to offer any context to its own coverage.”
Commentator Matt Wardman goes further, accusing the BBC of instigating the political firestorm with a misleading headline trailing its interview with him.
The BBC knows it went too far with its coverage because editor Peter Rippon wrote this blog after backtracking somewhat and trying to give silly justifications for the corporation’s sensationalism. Matt W tells me that comments made by him and others criticising Rippon underneath that blog-post were not published. So, sensationalism and censorship against criticism. The corporation acts like the Daily Mail more every day.
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