Newsnight editor attempts to justify anti-Hizb witch-hunt

Newsnight LogoPeter Barron, editor of Newsnight, defends his programme’s ludicrous hatchet-job on Hizb ut-Tahrir:

“Many viewers have written to complain about Richard Watson’s film on radical Islam, and particularly the accusations made in the course of the film concerning the grouping Hizb ut-Tahrir. Some believed that the film was politically motivated and that we had set out with an agenda to discredit Hizb ut-Tahrir. That was not the case.”

BBC News, 15 November 2006

Hat tip: Shiraz Socialist. (And when that blog finds itself defending Hizb, you know Newsnight has lost the plot.)