Media Lens: Newsnight Editor Responds On The Nicholas Burns Interview

26 April 2007 — Media Lens

On April 17, we published our Media Alert, ‘The BBC’s Gavin Esler Interviews US Undersecretary Of State Nicholas Burns’ (www.medialens.org/alerts/07/070417_the_bbcs_gavin.php)

We noted how Esler had completely failed to challenge Burns on the catastrophe afflicting Iraq, despite damning reports just published by the Red Cross and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the desperate plight of the civilian population. On April 24, Newsnight’s editor, Peter Barron, responded as follows: Continue reading