I know i’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, so forgive me if I’ve missed something here…
BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten has sought to reaffirm the corporation’s independence from government, in a letter to the Culture Secretary.
Why is the BBC’s independence even in question and who has questioned it?
This all relates to the BBC’s condust over the dropped Newsnight report on Jimmy Savile, and the culture that allowed his appalling conduct and others to go unchallenged for so long, and various enquiries and investigations and statements (false or inaccurate or otherwise) that have or will be set up or published.
But who has said or implied, the BBC is not, or at risk of, not being independent from government?