Saturday, June 16, 2007
I saw Kate [Adie} at exceptionally close quarters during the Kosovo expedition. I was her Army Liaison Officer and was with her where-ever she went.Not really a surprise but I think worth nailing down. I had previously respected Ms Adie as perhaps the best BBC journalist & the one most willing to stand by the facts against political demands, as she was reported as doing over the Tripoli bombing. I still do.
What we forget is that she trail-blazed for women in the media. She fought for everything she achieved against considerable odds. That she seeks to protect it is understandable. It is in her blood.
I didn't agree with everything I saw her do, but I learnt a lot from her and couldn't fail to respect her.
Which means that if she is the best of the BBC there is absolutely nobody there & no "news" there which can be, in any way, trusted.