Lord Patten Tells BBC To Get Risky

Soon-to-be Chairman Claims Heavy-Handed Editorial Policy

Next week, Lord Patten will assume the role of chairman of the BBC Trust, but not without ruffling a few feathers first. In a Commons culture, media and sport select committee meeting last month, Patten criticized the BBC for shying away from content that could be considered controversial. Now, a new report and a slew of testimonials have come to light supporting Patten’s claims that the BBC's editorial board has become too heavy-handed.