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The BBC backlash: Thompson hits out at Murdoch

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/10/2009

Ian Burrell

"The BBC is to be the subject of a "radical review", which could lead to the end of some of its services amid claims that the organisation has become too big and is damaging the future of the commercially funded media in Britain.

"But Mark Thompson, the director general of the BBC, who will conduct the strategic review at the behest of the BBC Trust, the body which governs the Corporation, yesterday appeared to pre-empt its findings by issuing a bullish email to all staff, claiming that the organisation's critics were "desperately out of touch" with public opinion."

The review was announced yesterday by the BBC Trust chairman, Sir Michael Lyons, who took the unprecedented step of publishing an "open letter to licence fee payers", which he said he was doing "because there has been a lot of public debate recently about the future of broadcasting".

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"The BBC backlash: Thompson hits out at Murdoch", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 24/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/the-bbc-backlash-thompson-hits-out-at-murdoch