Newsnight, BBC2, 25 February 2008 - Complaint
The ECU received complaints from two viewers in Jersey about an item on the investigation into the Haut de la Garenne children's home. The item included footage of an exchange between Senator Walker, the Chief Minister of Jersey, and Senator Syvret, one of his leading critics. The viewers complained that this footage had been edited in a way which was unfair to Senator Walker, and that further unfairness resulted from his response to Senator Syvret being misquoted by Jeremy Paxman in a live interview with him. One of the viewers complained that the exchange with Senator Syvret had been filmed without Senator Walker's knowledge.
Frank, we're talking about dead children.
Yes, Stewart. Exactly. You shouldn't be politicising it. You're trying to shaft Jersey
Editors in BBC News have been asked to stress to teams the importance of making sure the audience is clear about cases where a presenter's mishearing affects the subsequent discussion, in particular by ensuring that enough has been done as soon as is practical to prevent the audience being left with a misleading impression.