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Tuesday, 11 January 2011 00:52

Ofcom Is Not Responsible Of The BBC's Editorial

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Concerning the BBC, Ofcom declared that it would not intervene even if complaints have been deposited when the BBC informed its intention to invite an anti-gay extremist, the contract between Ofcom and the BBC not enabling him to do anything since the chain has editorial freedom.

The watchdog has indicated that the remarks of Mr. Green did not contain “aggressive incitement or derogatory language” and was clearly marked as a its own opinion.

You can judge by yourself, Mr. Green said: “This isn’t just a designer baby for Sir Elton John, this is a designer accessory… [cut] Now it seems like money can buy him anything, and so he has entered into this peculiar arrangement…[cut] The baby is a product of it. A baby needs a mother and it seems an act of pure selfishness to deprive a baby of a mother.”

Ofcom declared: “Whilst we fully recognise that many consider Mr Green’s view to be naïve and archaic, we must acknowledge that he is entitled to hold it and these remarks (which were clearly signalled to reflect his own opinion and not the broadcaster) did not contain any aggressive incitement or derogatory language.

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