Last month we noted that a BBC News website article promoted inaccurate information which the BBC itself had already clarified twenty months earlier.
“The consequence of that failure to clarify inaccurate information in a timely manner to both BBC audiences and BBC staff was apparent in a report which appeared on the BBC News website on January 14th 2017 under the title “Mahmoud Abbas: US embassy move to Jerusalem would hurt peace“. There, the ‘angel of peace’ theme – which the BBC itself reported as being misleading twenty months ago – is repeated.”
After having had one complaint on the matter rejected, Mr Stephen Franklin submitted a second complaint to the BBC to which he received a response that includes the following:
“I’m sorry that our initial response did not address your concerns. After considering them further we’ve since amended this piece to now explain that:
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