The veteran BBC journalist said the PM "doesn't care what people think" in an unaired interview.
These are just some of the reasons why I am happy to pay my license fee and why it is such great value for money. Some people argue that the stars named into today's report could go to ITV and the BBC could find cheaper talent. This is an argument which is flawed because as the talent becomes more successful the more their commercial worth goes up.
The BBC does not belong to its staff. The BBC does not belong to the Government. The BBC belongs to the country. The public are our shareholders - they pay for us. So it is their voice that will matter most in this debate. And what the public wants is a continually better BBC. So that will be our test for any future proposals. Will audiences be even happier with what they get from us? Is the BBC still able to give them the best output in the world? Have we helped the creative industries grow? That, to me, is the real debate - and the only debate that really matters.
David Cameron has fired a shot across the bow of the BBC demanding the Corporation produce more home-grown dramas and comedies
The BBC's decision to close its sole youth-focused TV channel, BBC Three, is both depressing and divisive. Depressing because it represents yet another attack on a generation that is already facing the sharp end of austerity policies with high youth unemployment, welfare cuts, the prospect of huge debts for those who choose to go to university and the lack of affordable housing which will now prevent millions of young people from leaving the family home.
The BBC's predictable enemies are beginning to use the scandal to attack the very idea of a publically-funded, non-commercial broadcaster.
The BBC has spent almost £277 million on redundancy payments to nearly 6,000 staff in the past seven years. An average of
The BBC is set to cut up to 2,000 jobs as part of changes aimed at making savings of around 20%, sources have said. The corporation
Spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) will have full access to investigate the BBC under new rules published