Ask the BBC to report on the Bilderberg Meetings29/05/2013 01:04
This petition asks the BBC two things: (1) to explain why it has failed to report on Bilderberg meetings for the last 59 years, and (2) to report on forthcoming meetings and subject the Bilderberg group to public scrutiny.
May 28, 2013
Why is this important? The Bilderberg Group Conference is a secretive meeting of the most powerful and influential people in politics, media and business and have occurred annually since 1954.
Despite the obvious public interest, the BBC has not once reported on proceedings, nor even attempted to bring the secretive proceedings to public scrutiny. Any time the Bilderberg conference has been mentioned by BBC reporters, it was to mock “conspiracy theories”, without asking the basic “five W’s” of journalism: who, what, why, when and where. If these meetings were of no public interest, presumably they would not be attended by people such as George Osborne, Peter Mandelson and Ed Balls.
They have also been attended by many former prime ministers including Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher. The BBC is complicit in maintaining the secrecy of these meetings and withholding possibly important information from the public. The BBC has deliberately failed in its mission to “inform, educate and entertain”. The BBC has failed to serve the public interest, as obligated under its Royal Charter, for which the BBC Executive Board must be help responsible.
This petition asks the BBC two things: (1) to explain why it has failed to report on Bilderberg meetings for the last 59 years, and (2) to report on forthcoming meetings and subject the Bilderberg group to public scrutiny. The forthcoming conference is thought to be at the Grove Hotel in Watford from the 6th to the 9th of June. We look forward to the report from BBC News.