BBC director-general resigns after child abuse broadcast
JUST IN: BBC’s director-general George Entwistle has resigned, following ‘Newsnight’ child abuse broadcast. The Nov. 2 broadcast wrongly implicated a politician in a child sex-abuse scandal.
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Photo: George Entwistle leaves Parliament on October 23, 2012. (Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images)
Entwistle spoke on the controversial Newsnight episode earlier today, and while conceding the show was “fundamentally wrong,” he claimed he had no knowledge of the program prior to broadcast. Now, just hours later, and he’s gone.