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BBC Decides Who Will Lead Probe Into Diana Interview

A former Supreme Court judge will lead the investigation

(Newser) - The BBC’s board of directors has approved the appointment of a retired senior judge to lead an independent investigation into the circumstances around a controversial 1995 TV interview with Princess Diana, the broadcaster said Wednesday. The announcement came after Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, made renewed claims this month...

BBC Agrees to Investigate Famous Diana Interview

Princess' brother has said the family was deceived in 1995 by fake documents

(Newser) - Under pressure from Princess Diana's brother, the BBC has announced it will commission an outside investigation into how it obtained her family's support in obtaining a 1995 interview. Charles Spencer has accused Martin Bashir, who conducted the interview, of faking documents to make it appear people connected to...

It's a Legendary Interview. Diana's Brother Wants a Probe

Charles Spencer alleges Martin Bashir interview only happened because of fake documents

(Newser) - "Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded." As far as celebrity interviews go, it's hard to land a bigger line. That was what Princess Diana said to Martin Bashir of her estranged husband and Camilla Parker-Bowles in a legendary...

Bashir Quits MSNBC Over Palin Remarks

Offensive remarks have gotten host in trouble before

(Newser) - Martin Bashir has followed Alec Baldwin out of the door at MSNBC after apologizing for offensive remarks that enraged Sarah Palin. Last month, the host called Palin a "world-class idiot" for likening America's debt to China to slavery, and went on to suggest that she deserved the same...

10 Crazy Celeb Interviews

One of them involves removing an artificial leg on-air...

(Newser) - When celebrity interviews go wrong: Radar rounds up 24 of the absolute weirdest and craziest sit-downs. A sampling:
  • Princess Diana, separated from Prince Charles and having learned he cheated on her, told Martin Bashir, "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."
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Politico Reporter Suspended Over Romney 'White Folks' Dig

Joe Williams implies Mitt 'awkward' around non-whites

(Newser) - Politico has suspended White House correspondent Joe Williams following his implication that Mitt Romney is only at ease among "white folks." Williams told Martin Bashir on MSNBC yesterday that Romney is "very, very comfortable ... with people who are like him," Thus he can be "awkward"...

Blacks Duped by Propaganda on Lefty 'Plantation': Pat Buchanan

Stands by Herman Cain, agrees African-Americans were 'brainwashed'

(Newser) - Pat Buchanan agrees with Herman Cain that African-Americans were “brainwashed” into being Democrats—in fact, they “bought a lot of liberal propaganda on the liberal plantation,” he told Martin Bashir on MSNBC yesterday. “I think the African-American community has embraced Great Society liberalism which has been...

Your Guide to Today's Jacko Media Orgy

Let the 'freak show' begin

(Newser) - Surprisingly, the elephants entering Staples Center this morning aren’t there for the “Michael Jackson Memorial Orgy of Excess”—but for the circus, opening tomorrow. “That seems completely appropriate,” writes Lisa de Moraes for the Washington Post. As for today’s “freak show,” 16...

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