BBC Complaints: The link you need!

Friday, 26 March 2010


Geoff Hoon got a long, not unsympathetic interview this morning with Jim Naughtie (I.C. of 0.6) on this morning's Today programme.
Naughtie was extremely sparing with the word 'Labour' - it occurred just once in the course of an interview that lasted 14 1/2 minutes. What of the word 'Conservative'? That occurred twice, (once at the very beginning):

"And this week there was more. Three former cabinet ministers and a senior Conservative MP were filmed secretly by the Dispatches programme for Channel 4..."

"But the problem here is that you were filmed and Patricia Hewitt and Stephen Byers were filmed secretly, Sir John Butterfield, Conservative MP, sitting there, chattering about what you could do for these companies..."

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