The BBC and weasel words

It’s interesting to note that the BBC News site has gone back to using words like ‘apparently’ in its reporting in the aftermath of Ian Tomlinson’s death.

The criminal inquiry began after video footage emerged of Mr Tomlinson apparently being shoved by a policeman.

Someone a little more cynical than myself might almost be inclined to think that someone at the BBC has been told to be less profligate with the truth.

Meanwhile, the Home Office, the IPCC and the Met also continue to haemorrhage credibility…

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One Response

  1. There’s no apparently, probably or possibly about it as Bill Maloney, maverick independent film maker tell Newsnight reporter at G20 Summit:

    http://g20protests2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/11/billy-bragg-interview-with-bill-maloney-at-g20-2009/

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