THE BBC was fighting to save its credibility last night after finally disclosing that David Kelly, the weapons expert who committed suicide last week, was the main source of its claims that Downing Street had “sexed up” its dossier on Iraqi weapons.
The corporation was plunged into the biggest crisis in its postwar history as it faced angry charges that it had caused the death of Dr Kelly through not admitting earlier what informed opinion in Westminster and Whitehall had long suspected.
Its horrible that a man had to die for the atmosphere of political partisanship, bias, and downright dishonesty at the BBC to become a real scandal. However, some good may yet come of it and the British people may soon no longer be forced to pay for Leftist propaganda to be broadcast around the world on their dime. Its high time welfare reform began to apply to journalists too. Are you listening NPR?