I’m going to have to mention this. It’s in the Sunday Times, but there’s enough visible copy before you hit the paywall to glean that not only did the BBC initially oppose airing Richard Dimbleby’s original report about the liberation of Belsen, but they cut the report short, and for some unimaginable reason saw fit to erase any mention of the fact that most of the victims were Jews.
Jonathan comes up with what he “thinks” is an explanation. “The BBC needed more sources to support what happened to the Jews”, and if you mentioned one group of people and not others........ the others would feel a bit left out?......no, he didn’t exactly say that. He said: ” “if you mentioned one group of people and not others it might seem biased or wrong.”
The unbiased BBC. April 1945 to June 2015. Anyway I’ll advertise it for him. It’s a two-part documentary starting on BBC 2 next Sunday.