Saturday, August 25, 2007

Jeremy Paxman likens BBC to Stalin's Russia

Jeremy Paxman said working with the BBC was like living in Stalin's Russia last night as he launched a scathing attack on his employer. In Full: Jeremy Paxman's MacTaggart Lecture. The Newsnight presenter accused the corporation of staking its future on "one five-year plan, one resoundingly empty slogan after anotherHe said management initiatives such as One BBC, Making it Happen and Creative Futures all "blur into one great vacuous blur".
"I can't even recall what the current one is," Paxman said during the landmark MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh television festival.
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