Where does BBC corruption end? I sent a message to the BBC Sunday Programme when I blogged this piece about Ed Stourton's croneyism. I haven't yet received even an acknowledgement. Next, I suppose I'll write a letter to the Secretary of State for Media, Culture and Sport, because even if it is not, on the face of it, it appears to be very corrupt indeed, an explanation is very much needed.
In the meantime, James MacMillan tells how he was interviewed by Stourton on the Sunday Programme and how it was the "edited".
Anyway, I brought up Stourton's friendly chat with Ms Stroud [of Catholics for a Changing Church] at the end of my interview with him, drawing attention to the fact that she had let slip that her organisation was getting marvellous and helpful support from within the media. Stourton thanked me at the end of our conversation – I was doing the interview down the line from Glasgow – and after we had finished, I was slow in taking my headphones off. I'm glad I was, because I would have missed the conversation between Stourton and his producer, both obviously miffed at my final point. Eventually Stourton said: "Well it's OK, we can obviously cut that bit out of the broadcast." And, of course, they did.
Valerie Stroud: is one of these, she is "grateful for media support".
And a reader sent a link to a photograph Ms Stroud in, irony of ironies, Demolition News