26 July 2007

No, really, these are new concepts to our journalists

BBC bosses have been accused of wasting licence-fee money on teaching their staff not to lie.

[…]

Two of the corporation’s top executives appeared before a Commons committee investigating the affair.

[…]

Tory MP Philip Davies asked: “Is funding a training programme to tell your staff not to lie and cheat viewers a good use of licence-fee payers’ money? Perhaps you need to look at your recruitment process if you have to train them on such fundamentals as not lying or cheating?”

Now there is a good question.

But Mr Byford insisted the training programme, called Safeguarding Trust, was a good idea.

And a very telling response.

[source, source]

Posted by orbital at 2:18 PM | View 0 TrackBacks | Trackback URL