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Hello, and welcome to News watch. Coming up on the programme: You are


fired, as the sacking of David Moyes by Manchester United receives


extensive coverage on BBC News, some suggest the editors who gave it a


priority should consider their positions. The royal trip down


under, a triumph in publicity terms for the monarchy, but did the BBC


help that PR along with sycophantic coverage. And, is it just actors in


dramas like Jamaica Inn who were guilty of mumbling, or are present


as guilty of that as well? Football management is not the height of


fashion, so after a relatively unsuccessful season, it was no great


surprise when Manchester United dismissed David Moyes on Tuesday


morning `` presenters. Was it big news? Yes, according to most large


media organisations, like the BBC, who put it at the top of most of


their bulletins, including News at six. The dream job but turned into a


nightmare. David Moyes is sacked by Manchester United. During ten short


months at the helm, he was much criticised and Sauber team fail to


qualify for the Champions League. `` saw the team fail. Hundreds of


viewers were unconvinced that the priority given to this news was


justified. Jeff was one of them, writing the following, .


Another few who got in touch with us on this issue is Neal, who joins us


now from Ipswich. In London is the editor of BBC ones six and ten


o'clock bulletins, Paul Royal. What was your objection to the coverage


of David Moyes sacking? As much as one of your other correspondence has


said, in view of everything else going on in the world, including


Ukraine, staff and south America, with riots, prior to the World Cup


happening there, large fires in cities in chilly? And the lead is a


manager being dismissed from the football team. I know it's a big


cloud and basically a large company particular it on every single senior


member that was dismissed, you would do nothing but talk about that on


your news. What made you choose that news item? Why should it be at the


top of the bulletin? We thought long and hard about what goes into the


programme, and what goes to the top programmes. We know that sport and


sports News polarises some of the audiences at times. In this


particular case we had a story with three strong elements, a strong


sporting story, with a strong human element in terms of Sir Alex


Ferguson and David Moyes, a strong business story, Manchester United is


a listed company worth over ?1.5 billion. And a number of commercial


issues around this. And a strong global story in the sense that


Manchester United is a global brand known around the world. Nothing was


squeezed out of our programme to make way for that story. We still


covered Ukraine and the Scottish independence to pay that day, and we


still covered issues around UKIP and their local and European election


launch. What about the claim that nothing was squeezed off the


programme as a result of leading must request and Mark I got bored


with the news because I was fed up with conjecture about one person


being sacked. I can understand it being an item of news but in view of


the coverage that you have on the BBC with football, surely any


in`depth discussion should have taken place on those programmes and


not the top end of the news. It was six minutes of the News at six on


Tuesday, that is almost a quarter of the bulletin, whereas Ukraine got


two minutes. How is that proportionate? We felt that for all


of those reasons outlined, this was the top story of the day. Ukraine


was also comprehensively covered and has been all this week on the Six


O'clock News and the ten o'clock News and we have not read back on


our coverage of stories like that to cover what has been going on at


Manchester United. No mention of Nigeria or South Sudan on that


programme. Not on that day, but they have been covered on the Ten O'clock


News. A lot of people turn on at six o'clock and expect to see the world


news, they got six minutes on a story that could have been in the


sports section. The Manchester United story would always have been


in the programme, whether at the top or the bottom. The two bulletins


have a different emphasis in the sense that the Six O'clock News has


a more UK focus and the ten o'clock News has a more global focus. There


is this issue with the way that the BBC reports the stories, it is not


necessarily good news reporting, it could be seen as leading tabloid


hysteria. Is he on his own really responsible for the team losing?


That is very much the way that the football industry would like it to


be, a big exciting story. On bulletins and across BBC News we


cover all aspects of this news story to do with commercial issues and the


club. When David Moyes was appointed, there was the idea that


like Sir Alex Ferguson he would be given a decent duration of time to


make a success of the job and within a year he was out of the job. The


World Cup lies ahead, what do you think the BBC has two change about


how it covers these kinds of football stories? What would you


like to see? Frankly, I think sport and sport and should remain in the


sports section. What is it about Manchester United? It is a football


club and the fact it has a large commercial background to it is no


bigger than many big companies in this country. It has a lot of


support, as I know, but other supporters probably feel that their


teams should be given more airtime. There is an awful lot of time spent


on football. You have much of the day, match of the Day two, and


repeats. `` match of the day. A lot of this can take place on sports


programmes. Thank you to both of you for coming on the programme. Letters


know your thoughts on the priority given to football stories or on any


aspect of BBC News. Details of how to contact us at the end of the


programme. Before that, some of your other comments this week, starting


with reaction to the corporation 's treatment of the royal trip to New


Zealand and Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince


George have completed that three`week tour down under, which


was judged as a great success in PR terms. Here is a reminder of photo


opportunities in case you missed them. First, George seemed a bit


bashful, more interested in his mother 's head than his new


playmates. Then, a girl caught his eye. Not an entirely successful


encounter, she retired in tears. Walking on sand in three inch wedges


cannot be easy, going barefoot evidently wasn't an option. It visit


to the zoo, a child's delight. For George, two days short of being nine


months old now, there was an enclosure at Taronga Zoo in Sydney


named in his honour. And a small animal, a bilby, also called George,


to get to know. Pictures to warm a monarchists hard. As one viewer


pointed out: `` heart. A tricky subject of how the BBC


handles the debate over independence to Scotland reared its head again


this week. When the pro`independence backer, business for Scotland,


questioned why the BBC had not, like some other organisations, resigned


as membership of the anti` independence Confederation of


British industry. On Thursday the BBC announced it was suspending its


CBI membership, until after the referendum, in order to protect CIS


neutrality. It prompted Peter Gledhill to write: `` protect its


neutrality. Finally, the subject which occupies


the BBC's audience feedback the most this week was not news related,


although some felt it had a relevance. Thousands complained that


much of the dialogue in this week 's BBC One drama Jamaica Inn was


inaudible. Blaming it partly on mumbling on the part of the actors.


I will try and enunciated clearly, in saying thank you for all of your


comments this week. If you want to share your opinions or even appear


on the programme, you can get in touch with us.


Have a look at previous discussions on the website as well. That is all


from us, we would like to hear your thoughts again next week. Goodbye.


April will draw to a close Neymar know before things turn colder at


the start of May. For the weekend, there will be mixed fortunes. There


will be some decent spells of sunshine and temperatures will not




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