Tom FentonNovember 13, 2012 12:14
Domestic coverage had been dumbed down while world reports still excel
London, November 12 - A man looks out from a window of the BBC headquarters at New Broadcasting House on November 12, 2012 in London, England. (Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON -- The BBC, arguably the world’s greatest broadcast news organization, is in deep trouble. Its boss has resigned after less than two months on the job. Its management is facing a major shakeup. And it is about to be sued as a result of a horribly botched investigative news report on pedophiles.
But the problems of the “Beeb” (as it is fondly known here) are much broader and have deeper roots than the current scandal.