From wonderful UK reader Liam:
From: NewsOnline <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: 31 March 2008 15:16:47 BSTTo: LiamSubject: RE: Feedback [NewsWatch]Dear Mr Hemmings,
Thank you for your email regarding this story. The headline was wrong and unsupported by the story, so we corrected it. Mr Bush's quote was incorrectly cut, therefore giving the wrong impression. As you say, he was misreported. That was also corrected.
In short, our coverage of Mr Bush's speech fell well short of our editorial standards and you are right to complain. It is not deliberate misreporting but it was sloppy, careless work.
BBC News website
Sent: 24 March 2008 21:51
To: NewsOnline Complaints
Subject: Feedback [NewsWatch]
COMMENTS: Please can you explain why the BBC reported a speech by President Bush on his recent visit to Iraq as follows: 'Bush speech hails Iraq "victory"'.
The headline was supported by the following sentences in the story: "He said recent troop reinforcements had brought about "a major strategic victory in the broader war on terror".
However, this isn't what Bush said. What he said was: "The surge has done more than turn the situation in Iraq around - it has opened the door to a major strategic victory in the broader war on terror."
Bush's remarks were utterly misreported. BBC World also reported in similar terms.
Does the BBC misreport and lie whenever it comes to George Bush? Please can I have a none cliche ridden and patronising answer to this query please.