ABCwatch

Tim Blair

Ombudsgod

New Criterion

 

 

Monday, July 07, 2003
 
BBC on defensive over dodgy dossier claim.

And so they should be.

Journalists are entitled to use confidential sources for stories. They should use them.

But are writers who use confidential spinners, out of ignorance or wilfully, entitled to be called journalists?

Are editors who publish pretend-reports on real events worth trusting?