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BBC have questions to answer over RAF bias-Maskey

7 September, 2007

Sinn Féin West Belfast MLA Paul Maskey MLA, responding to reports today that Mike Cairns is not only serving as a PRO for the RAF, but also Editor Newsgathering for local issues in BBC Six counties, has said that this does not auger well for any future confidence in this media outlet.

He said,

"Mike Cairn' two jobs are completely inconpatible. The BBC has a job of disseminating the truth and to be a public service provider. It has failed at both in the past in the eyes of republicans.

"Todays news that Mike Cairns, as a high ranking BBC official, also has interests in delivering a RAF propaganda message also will not instil any future public confidence in this organisation.

"Mike Cairns now must decide whether his position is untenable in the BBC, which I believe would be the view of the general Irish public."

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