RT COMMENT IN RESPONSE TO OFCOM DECISION REGARDING ALEX SALMOND SHOW 16.07.2018
This was a notable and worrying example of Ofcom’s orchestration of the media in this matter by publicizing without notice to RT the provisional findings for its decision in this case, in a statement made on April 18. This was before it had heard, let alone had time to consider, RT’s representations on its preliminary view. This gives rise to grave concern over the fairness of Ofcom’s process and agenda. The concern is heightened as Ofcom is using powers that exist for protection against serious matters to find a breach in relation to this trivial teething problem – a veritable sledgehammer to crack a nut.