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Is the bbc Director-Genaral doing the right thing


Algerian peter ™

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by resigning?

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WhiteTruckMan

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Well if there's going to be a search for a new DG then I'd nominate Sir Terry Wogan.

WTM

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Quickbeam

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Terry? Well after years of doing in for Euorovision despite all the flack for not taking it seriously enough, he's certainly thicker skinned than the present (but not anymore) DG proved to be in front of the MPs grilling jury.

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rickf

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At least "honour" is still intact in some quarters. Can't say the same for some politicians. Hope they follow the lead.

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spuds

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Looking at Sky news late last night, it appeared that the people making comments suggested that Entwistle, whilst having many years in the BBC wasn't really the person for the job he had just taken on, and the recent stumbling blocks have possibly proved this!.

It was also mentioned that some more heads might fall, and a complete review of the BBC management and procedures is perhaps now needed, so as to bring that organisation back into international repute, as it once held!.

Going off subject, but it seems to be a case over recent years, that we are hearing about the best person for the job, yet quite a number of these people fail at the first hurdles, and never seem to admit to these or their failures. Resignations (with large golden handshakes) seem to attract the 'honourable' way of dismissal for failures. Banker's being one example in many, which still seems to have its misfits?.

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johndrew

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Maybe the problem he had was the 'light touch' approach applied to editors of programmes.

In an interview over the Savile transmission (or lack of it) he said he didn't want to influence the Producer in any way. However, the upset caused by the programme not being aired appears to have influenced others into transmitting before the facts had been confirmed. A heavier touch may have prevented this.

As I remember, it was Gordon Brown who said at the Mansion House dinner that he wanted to a apply a 'light touch' to the banks - look where that got us!!

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Quickbeam

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The Andrew Marr Show on at the moment seems to be lining Chris Patten's head up for the next available spike...

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Aitchbee

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... there was a great amiga game which involved kicking 'heads' on to moving spikes ... with cheering crowds .... I'll have to dig it out.

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passing through

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While agree that the ex BBC director general George Entwistle did not seem to be the right person for the job, buckling at the first major crisis. I would have though it would require a person who has all the natural attributes for the job, including in depth inventive journalism but with backbone to stand up and fight the corner for the BBC. He should also have the guts to carpet or fire those who present, edit and allow the broadcasting this information without rigorous checks

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wee eddie

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Part of the problem has come about because of the BBC's, relatively, new policy of "out-sourcing" Program making in order to save money.

The Companies that make these programs for them are totally competent, but rarely allow minor content problems to get in the way of an adequate profit. After all, if a program goes belly-up, all they have to do is to change the Company Name and offer another product.

Where-as, in times gone by, BBC Employees jobs hung on the success, or failure, of the programs that they contributed to.

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oresome

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Yes, he is doing the right thing.

The select committee showing didn't inspire confidence and now the heats been turned up further something has to give.

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