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Wednesday, August 13, 2003

BBC: The NYT of Britain
The BBC scandal around Andrew Gilligan keeps brewing.

Reporter Susan Watts told an inquiry into David Kelly's death the scientist did not tell her in a telephone call that Blair's top adviser Alastair Campbell transformed a dossier on Iraq's banned weapons to justify a war most Britons opposed.
She also accused BBC bosses of pressuring her to make her report tally with that of her colleague, defense correspondent Andrew Gilligan. The British Broadcasting Corporation's director of news rejected that remark in his evidence to the inquiry.

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