“Osama Bin Laden Murdered”, BBC Censors Benazir Bhutto David Frost Interview: Bhutto ‘mis-[spoke]’.

Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh an MI6 Asset recruited at LSE

“This video is a call to arms for us Bloggers. This video is dynamite proof of covert editing of an important news story. There can be NO EXCUSE for this editing. Join the move to activly complain and DEMAND answers from the BBC”

I was at a political forum recently and a friend asked a prominent human rights campaigner and British MP, a Daily Mail/Guardian/Observer journalist, and the film maker Ken Loach, among others, to comment on this. None of them knew anything about it.

The email address is newsonline.complaints@bbc.co.uk. The reply I received is at the top of the comments section below.


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  1. Ed says:

    NewsOnline Complaints to me

    The BBC has an agreement with al-Jazeera which enables both broadcasters to share certain news material including pictures and interviews. It was on this basis that we offered an extract of Sir David Frost’s interview with Benazir Bhutto to users of the BBC News website.

    During the interview Ms Bhutto made an allegation that Osama Bin Laden had been murdered by Omar Sheikh. A claim which was unchallenged and so unexpected that it seemed most likely that she had mis-spoken.

    Under time pressure the item producer responsible for publishing the video edited out the comment with the intention of avoiding confusion. On reflection this was clearly a mistake and should not have happened. There was no intention on our part to distort the meaning of the interview, and we will endeavour to replace the edited version currently available via the BBC News website with the original interview as broadcast by Al-Jazeera.

    I would like to take the opportunity to apologise for what was an error of judgement and the confusion that this has caused.

    Adam Batstone

    Editor BBC News Website Audio Video

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