Saturday, November 6, 2010

BBC apologizes to Bob Geldof over band aid money report

The BBC had made "a terrible, terrible mistake, they've damaged 24 years of work, and they’ve damaged the public perception of giving aid to relieve starving people around the world". Said Bob Geldof. He questioned why it had taken seven months since a complaint by the Band Aid Trust for the BBC to make an apology. Director of global news, Peter Horrocks said BBC accepted that an unfair impression had been created by the production of Assignment "including, for instance, the use of Band Aid music". "What we should have specifically said was there was no specific evidence and we're apologising today to the Band Aid Trust and we're also apologising personally to Bob Geldof." Read more


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