September 2, 2003

THE GUARDIAN ASKS IF THE BBC “SEXED UP” ITS OWN REPORT:

The BBC chairman has admitted the corporation may have overplayed David Kelly’s status in the rush to head off a government row, confessing that a PR wrongly inferred Andrew Gilligan’s story had come from an “intelligence source”.
In a private exchange of emails published by the Hutton inquiry, Gavyn Davies admitted the line was inserted into the last draft of a key statement by the board of governors giving full backing to the Today reporter.

“The bit about intelligence sources was drafted in at the last minute by a PR person – the way of the world!” he wrote.

Not ready for prime time, if you ask me.

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