I HAVE just finished watching the BBC Money Programme’s breakdown of its opinion of what went wrong at MG Rover during the Phoenix Years.
All I can say is that I feel cheated by the BBC’s shameful negligence. It had the perfect opportunity to tell us the truth about the Phoenix Four, and its dealings while in charge of MG Rover, but in the end, it took the cheap, tacky and sensationalist approach, and told us nothing new. Instead it chose, to assert opinion, rather than fact, and for me, that breaks the main golden rule of good news reporting.
So… a wasted opportunity. If the Money Programme team had done a little bit of proper digging instead of burning stage money, we could have been treated to a very good break down of what happened during the Phoenix Years.
Is this what TV Journalism has reduced itself to?
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.