WHY DID THE BBC FAIL TO GRILL
Comment on last nights File on 4, Radio 4
debate on the FMD crisis. Nick Green. 26/06/02
So, the BBC did not do a bad job last night.
Well, it was a start anyway! Probably the nearest thing to an honest debate from
the media so far.
But, did they miss a golden opportunity to grill
The Radio 4 research team spent 5 hours
interviewing me, looking at photographic evidence and reading the leaked
documents I obtained proving that Morley lied in relation to the 3km cull.
They used around 15 seconds of my verbal evidence,
did not use over 2 hours of Fred Browns interview and completely failed to grill
Morley, unmercilessly, on why he lied!
Sadly, despite me giving them evidence of the
delays in slaughtering, they did not include much of this either!
Morley blustered unconvincingly. To all of us who
know the real story, we sat there in disbelief as Morley was let off the hook
Morley stated many untruths (again). One very
pathetic statement was that all of the small number of complaints on MAFF
Bio-Security had been investigated thoroughly and there were few errors! Pardon?
I rang MAFF on at least 20 occasions! I have the evidence! What planet is this
buffoon on? Remember the one about the cull lorry driver who, whilst carrying
infected cattle down the M6, pulled off into Southwaite services to buy some
cigarettes? MAFF investigated him! Conclusion? He heard a noisy wheel so pulled
off for safety reasons! Rubbish! The man did not even look at his wheels! What
about the dirty vets, the lorries dripping with blood etc. etc? Morley, you get
worse by the day!
Truly, a golden opportunity missed by Radio
4! The question is, why?