Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Ban from future interviews people who pull this sort of stunt

I am not happy that John Rentoul (Columnist, Independent on Sunday) used an interview on the Today programme this morning to advertise a book by David Aaronovitch (the link with the subject under discussion was so clumsy that it cannot be regarded as anything other than a gratuitous advertisement for a fellow lefty author).

This sort of thing may seem innocuous, but undermines the non-commercial status of the BBC.

If lefties are using the public broadcaster as a covert advertising medium, then how can we argue against full commercialisation?

Perhaps the BBC can ban from future interviews people who pull this sort of stunt.

Can we please not see or hear Jon Rentoul or David Aaronovitch on the BBC again.

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