Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lord Patten not quitting BBC in wake of Newsnight shambles

Lord Patten has said that Mr Entwistle, who dramatically resigned last night, had been "destroyed" by the botched Newsnight investigation which wrongly implicated a senior former Tory in a child abuse scandal.
However, he made clear that he would resist calls to follow suit, insisting his job was to ensure the BBC learned the lessons from what happened and from the inquiries under way into the Jimmy Savile child abuse scandal.
"I think that I now have to make sure that, in the interests of the licence fee payer and the audience, that the BBC has a grip, that we get ourselves back onto the road," he told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show.
Read more about it at Herald Scotland


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