Carole Cadwalladr @carolecadwalla Late adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer. Feb. 10, 2019 1 min read

Lord Hall, director general of the BBC, has declined to retract an erroneous statement about Andrew Neil & his "mad cat woman" tweet. In long & boring detail, I sent the BBC evidence about why it matters. Cue, total silence. So here it is, for the record.. a nutshell, this wasn't a one-off. Andrew Neil attacked the Cambridge Analytica "conspiracy" over months. He denigrated @chrisinsilico's evidence. He retweeted Guido's attacks. All in breach of the BBC's code on impartiality...

This is interesting. An ex-senior BBC editor also wrote to Tony Hall to complain about Andrew Neil's tweet. And Lord Hall *did* reply to her. Was she impressed by his response? No, she was not...

With impeccable timing, here's Tony Hall writing in today's @ft about the perils of fake news & disinformation. It's why it's so important for news organisations to acknowledge & correct mistakes, Lord Hall. Baffling that you can't lead by example 

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