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Book review: Stumbling over truth: the inside story of the'sexed-up' dossier, Hutton and the BBC

Weir, Patrick (2013) Book review: Stumbling over truth: the inside story of the'sexed-up' dossier, Hutton and the BBC. LSE Review of Books (01 Mar 2013). Website.

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Abstract

The 2004 Hutton Report ushered in an age of self-doubt and caution at the BBC. It was also the end of the most extraordinary experiment in news management Britain has ever seen: the decade of Alastair Campbell, the Blair courtier who delivered New Labour’s mission to ‘create the truth’. In Stumbling Over Truth, Kevin Marsh tells of his growing disillusion with the British media’s appetite for holding power to account. An important book for anyone who wants to understand the toe-to-toe confrontations between Tony Blair’s government and the BBC, and the fight to keep BBC journalism independent in the face of unprecedented government pressure. Reviewed by Patrick Weir.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 LSE Review of Books
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 14:01
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/52828

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