Sunday 25 February 2018

Lessons for us all in RTE's libel debacle

The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland report on the RTE programme 'Mission to Prey', which grievously libelled Fr Kevin Reynolds, does not portray the national broadcaster, which is funded by TV licence payers, in a flattering light.

In the organisation's own statement on the report, RTE director general Noel Curran admitted: "We are not proud of the picture presented in the findings."

Mr Curran then goes on to acknowledge that RTE made "grave errors" in the making of the programme. That's almost certainly an understatement.

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