BBC Edit of Obama Speech Raises Ethical Issues

January 27, 2009 discussion, lead


From: Al Tompkins,

A recent BBC show has raised controversy about ethical editing of speeches.

“The BBC’s Newsnight show recently opened with what seemed like a single soundbite from President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech. As it turns out, though, the BBC used three different parts of the inauguration speech and edited them together to create the soundbite. In listening to the audio, it’s not clear that it had been edited.”

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