Read this: John Simpson: Im very pessimistic about the future of the BBC |Media |The Guardian
Summary: The BBC is very jumpy these days, and usually when you interview one of their bigwigs they insist on a PR person sitting in to make sure nothing controversial gets said. He makes it clear to me when we meet at his agent's offices in Chelsea that he didn't have to bring the PR along he is a freelance and not subject to staff rules but he wanted to because he has no intention of holding back and he wants the Beeb to know exactly what he said. We are meeting to discuss his new book, Unreliable Sources, an exhaustive and sometimes exhausting 600-page history of the 20th century, as seen through the eyes of the British media. - guardian.co.ukwww.guardian.co.ukJohn Simpson: Im very pessimistic about …
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