BBC invests in Google
January 27, 2004 7:16 AM Subscribe
The BBC is buying up search terms
for 'Hutton Inquiry
' and 'Hutton Report
' through Google's Adwords service.
I see this almost as the online journalistic equivalent of a government sexing up dossiers, and a first for any news organisation, according to the Guardian. Regardless of your (or Hutton's) opinion of the BBC's role in the Kelly affair
, I don't see how they can possibly justify trying to control where people get their news from, especially as Hutton is almost certain to find the corporation (well, Andrew Gilligan
anyway) to be a contributing factor in Kelly's suicide.
posted by cbrody (13 comments total)