Loyal readers with exceptional memories may recall this post from a couple of months ago:
Well, the BBC agrees with that and has ruled against Andrew Marr over this.
According to the Mail on Sunday, Fraser Steel, head of executive complaints at the BBC, has written to Jonathan Sacerdoti (in response to a complaint from him) saying:
The BBC’s guidelines require that output is “well sourced” and “based on sound evidence”.
In the absence of any evidence to support the reference to “lots” of children being killed at the time of transmission, it seems to us to have risked misleading audiences on a material point.
We therefore propose to uphold this part of your complaint.