RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 73956002 LA English T1 Can we trust the BBC? A1 Aitken, Robin., PB Continuum PP London YR 2007 SN 0826494277 9780826494276 AB "The BBC is the most famous media brand in the world, and is growing bigger and more powerful every year. It has a reputation for honest and accurate journalism, but this book argues that the Corporation has a strong internal culture which is biased to the left and which imperils its objectivity. By analysing the BBC's coverage of issues like Europe and Northern Ireland it demonstrates how some groups and viewpoints get favourable treatment, while others are left out in the cold." "The book examines the concept of 'public sector broadcasting' and asks if that should merely mean radio and television free of commercial bias. It looks at the background and political leanings of prominent BBC journalists and asks what it takes to prosper in the organization. It analyses the BBC's treatment of moral debates and reveals a secret report that was highly critical of Panorama. Drawing on the author's 25 years as a BBC reporter, the book blends analysis and polemic to paint a picture of life inside the news machine from a uniquely privileged point of view. It also tells the story of how the BBC responded to a dissident in its own ranks. This book asks a big question; how much trust should we put in the BBC, and how can we make sure it lives up to its obligations to be even-handed and impartial?"--Jacket.