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We were discussing this the other day whether the BBC coverage and reporting of the NHS reforms was up to scratch. There have been some suggestions that the was some kind of conspiracy that the BBC went easy on the government because some of their top brass had links not only to the coalition government, but also to some of the companies vying to take over some of the services. http://socialinvestigations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/lord-patten-of-barnes-bridgepoint-and.html
There was fervent and detailed criticism on Twitter about the Health bill: http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d948
However, other people have said that there was no such conspiracy and was merely a case of the journalists struggling to find a decent angle and pick apart the Health bill. The fact that the Bill was incomprehensible to most people puts them in good company. Whatsmore, with whom does the critique of the bill sit with? Is it the political editor or the science editor?
What did you think of the BBC coverage? I am sure it was covered on more in-depth programmes such as Newsnight but perhaps it is difficult to convey some of these very technical aspects of the bill on prime time tv?