The Hutton Report on the BBC’s actions over Iraq intelligence has led to the BBC’s chairman Gavyn Davies stepping down. The BBC accused the Blair government of "sexing up" their reports on Iraq and the investigation led by Lord Hutton found that the BBC’s accustion was "unfounded"
The Hutton Report includes some exceptionally damning evidence that shows how the BBC was willing to spin the news to try to bring down the Blair government.
Andrew Sullivan says this is a major vindication for the Blair government and it’s clear he’s right. The BBC engaged in a political witch hunt that led to the suicide of Dr. David Kelly and was based on entirely unfounded claim.
The British government should do the right thing and revoke the BBC’s charter. A governnent news monopoly with a decidedly political bent that ignores the truth and spins the news is not something that belongs in a free democracy. The Beeb’s arrogance has led to this scandal, and such arrogance deserves to be punished.