The worst of all possible worlds: Radio 1 announces that it will broadcast "a short clip" during "a news item explaining why the song is in the charts".
I have five thoughts on the row about the BBC playing an anti-Thatcher song.
Welsh and Scottish Gaelic have their own language broadcasts as well as the English output, but communities like British Somalis receive nothing, despite paying the same license fee.
The myth that Savile "groomed the nation" is pure denialism - pretending that the problem isn’t about us but some other group.
The presenter is "responding to treatment" after being taken ill on Tuesday, says the BBC.
Spectator chairman uses his "impartial" BBC platform to denigrate a commercial rival.
The former head of BBC News will take up the post in early March.
We must understand the BBC as a pre-eminent state propagandist and censor by omission, says John Pilger.
As the Lord McAlpine case shows, at some point we have to trust news organisations to tell us the truth.
The story of a generation - lied to, again and again, yet ultimately powerless.