Reuters reports on the British communications giant whose future may be in jeopardy. The BBC is known and respected across the world, but in light of how the corporation has mishandled recent child sex abuse cases first involving their own employee and now, most recently, the misreporting of a respected politician being an alleged suspect in another child sex abuse case, the British institution is facing harsh criticism.
Some of that criticism is coming from none other than Rupert Murdoch and his infamous News Corp.
Murdoch's Sun tabloid gleefully reported Entwistle's departure with the headline "Bye Bye Chump" and Patten said News Corp and others would put the boot in, happy to deflect attention after a phone-hacking scandal put the newspaper industry under intense and painful scrutiny.
Britain's Murdoch-owned Sunday Times queried how Thompson could have been unaware of claims about Savile during his tenure at the BBC as he had told British lawmakers, saying his lawyers had written to the paper addressing the allegations in early September, while he was still director general.
A brief history of the BBC is recounted, including recent personnel departures - the men who have headed the agency - and current facts on the size of the company.
Reuters does make mention of the need for reform, away from its overly complicated, bureaucratically-structured hierarchy. Reporters also note how these unfortunate miscues on behalf of the BBC may cost them financially - yet another reason for its possible demise in such austere times.
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