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BBC Admits Deceiving Viewers

by | 19th, July 2007

eurovision.jpg JUST what exactly is going with dearest Aunte Beeb? The corporation seems to be smack bang n the middle of some kind of nervous breakdown.(Pic: The Spine)

With the furore over the Queen’s portrayal in a BBC documentary still ringing around the hallowed halls of White City, it has now been revealed that the phone-in controversy which had previously affected Blue Peter, is actually rife, out of control and running around the Beeb’s offices like Michael Barrymore in a tutu.

In an attempt to save Auntie Beeb from committing suicide in front of a watching nation, director-general, Mark Thompson has decided to suspend all phone-in shows on the BBC until everything is sorted out once and for all.

An editorial review sparked Thompson’s dramatic decision after it was revealed that even high-profiles charity shows such as Comic Relief and Children In Need had misled viewers and used fictitious winners of phone-in competitions. Yes, that’s right – charity shows misleading the public!

A red-faced Thompson says: “There is no excuse for deception. I know the idea of deceiving the public would simply never occur to most people in the BBC. It is far better to accept a production problem and make a clean breast to the public than to deceive

Other shows which breached the broadcasting standards includeBBC1’s Sport Relief in July 2006 (yes, another charity show!) and BBC 6 Music’s Liz Kershaw Show in 2006.

Something is definitely rotten in White City. With all this deception you’d be justified in thinking that even the BBC news doesn’t always get the facts right. Now that could never happen, could it?

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