The Guardian: BBC faces questions of trust ahead of debate into its future.
‘I have underlined the importance that the BBC must prove that it can be trusted,’ she [Tessa Jowell, Culture Secretary] added. … ‘One of the important facts about the BBC is the relationship of trust people have with it. What people expect is that particularly in relation to news and current affairs is that what they will get is facts and accuracy.’
The BBC has certainly won my trust by and large over the past 18 months with excellent, fair and balanced reporting on issues such as the war on Iraq and others. To claim, as Tessa does, that she has no “preconceived ideas” before reviewing the BBC’s charter is nonsense.