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, AndrewGilligan anyway) to be a contributing factor in Kelly's suicide.
posted by cbrody
on Jan 27, 2004 -