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Winston Churchill's bitter
battle with the BBC

Telegraph [UK], by Nick Robinson

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/14/2012 5:14:55 AM

John Reith, the BBC’s founding father, had always disliked Winston Churchill and ended up loathing him. After the war, he remarked: “A whole lot of people could have done it better and more cheaply.” Even when Churchill was dead, Reith refused to walk past his commemorative plaque in the floor of Westminster Abbey. The feeling had been mutual. Churchill referred to the puritanical Scot who towered over him as “that Wuthering Height”, and wrote: “I absolutely hate him.” These two gigantic egos were always likely to collide spectacularly. Both men had enormous self-belief and very little self-doubt. This was a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BarryNo, 10/14/2012 8:32:42 AM     (No. 8931858)

So... Churchill could have done better in the War? Sounds like another arm-chair general able to look at the mistakes after they happened and declare how it should have been done.

In other words, just another faux-intellectual moron. If there were people who could have done it better and more cheaply, they were free to step forward at the time, and serve. They didn't. Churchill did his best.

Churchill is remembered and Mr. John Reith is not.



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