Lord Patten has surfaced in the comfort of the Guardian. Writing about the BBC governance shake up, Fat Pang claims:
“People clearly love and value the BBC’s programmes; we know this because they keep watching them. But it’s not enough for people to love the BBC’s content. They also need to have faith in the way it is run. There is no doubt that events over the past year – Savile, the McAlpine Newsnight, the failed Digital Media Initiative technology project and the excessive severance payments to senior managers – have rattled that faith.”
Yes, licence fee payers are also rattled that for ten months the Chairman of the BBC Trust has been complicit in a cover up.