Is the bbc Director-Genaral doing the right thing

  Algerian peter ™ 23:37 10 Nov 2012
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by resigning?

  Algerian peter ™ 23:39 10 Nov 2012
  rdave13 00:11 11 Nov 2012

I'm not going to sign up just to read the article but could you give us a summary?

  Algerian peter ™ 00:16 11 Nov 2012

You do not have to sign up. Just use the close button on the pop up.

  Algerian peter ™ 00:18 11 Nov 2012

Sorry you are right. I was logged in.

try this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20284124

  rdave13 00:40 11 Nov 2012

Now that he has, then yes, I do think it is the right decision for him and the BBC. The BBC needs a strong Director General, not someone prepared to resign at the first hurdle.

  morddwyd 07:13 11 Nov 2012

Sorry, I'd already commented on this in the licence fee thread -

"The basic trouble at the BBC is illustrated by the appointment of a detergent marketing man as the new DG.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20285096

He might be competent, but they are not known for accuracy!

They might have done better to appoint a broadcaster, or at least a half competent journalist.

They might also have taken a bit longer to look around."

  WhiteTruckMan 08:25 11 Nov 2012

They might have done better to appoint a broadcaster, or at least a half competent journalist

It's not the half competent part I have a problem with, it's the other half!

WTM

  michaelw 09:04 11 Nov 2012

"The basic trouble at the BBC is illustrated by the appointment of a detergent marketing man as the new DG."

Hopefully, then, he'll make a clean sweep.

  interzone55 09:10 11 Nov 2012

michaelw

Too late for that.

I'm with rdave13, anyone who jumps at the first sign of trouble is not the right person to steer a corporation, especially one that faces as tough an immediate future as the Beeb

  Aitchbee 09:50 11 Nov 2012

Tim Davie's last big 'sensible' decision as Head of BBC Radio, was to ditch Radio4's ' Broadcasting House ' ... a topical news programme and to air the ' Archers Omnibus ' a bit earlier, instead. [This re-jig was to cover the Ceremony of Remembrance from the Cenotaph]

This [his decision] indicates to me, a man with a 'safe pair of hands' although I would have preferred BH on instead ;0]

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