POST 1 – DETAILS OF OFFENSIVE TWEETS, ETC. –
POST 2 – COMPLAINT GOES TO NEXT STAGE –
Here’s the BBC’s second email response to our complaint:
Dear 1959 Cardin
Thanks for contacting us again.
We’re sorry you weren’t satisfied with our previous response.
Once again, we would like to reiterate that no offence was intended, but we would also like you to know that this tweet has now been deleted.
If you are still dissatisfied, you can contact the BBC’s Executive Complaints Unit (ECU). The ECU is stage 2 of the BBC’s complaints process. Details of the BBC complaints process are available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/handle-complaint/ where you can read the BBC’s full complaints framework.
If you wish to contact the ECU please write to it directly within 20 working days of receiving this reply. Please explain to it why you believe there may have been a potential breach of standards or other significant issue for it to investigate. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Executive Complaints Unit, BBC, Broadcast Centre, London W12 7TQ. Please include the case reference number we have provided in this reply.
BBC Complaints Team
NB This is sent from an outgoing account only which is not monitored. You cannot reply to this email address but if necessary please contact us via our webform quoting any case number we provided.
Amol Rajan has volunteered or been instructed to delete his original tweet(s), but despite our original request, has not yet been willing or able to provide an apology.
Amol Rajan’s subsequent deleting of his tweet(s) implies he and the corporation he works for have some awareness of committing / defending an offence or a breach of standards / guidelines / code of conduct.
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Is Mr Rajan allowed to call colleagues ‘scum’ without disciplinary action? If not, why not? If not, why does this rule of personal behaviour not extend to Mr Cardin?
As ‘intent’ is now a magical thing (in your Institutional view) that erases offense, I will be unable to trust your reporting on things like criminal matters. A lot of people commit crimes like drunk driving without ‘intent’ to cause harm, yet harm results. If you cannot follow such basic moral reasoning, I cannot trust your judgment.
Thanks for your comment. Some great points there!
It’s a bit juvenile from them. If you inadvertently offend someone, you apologise, not say ‘I’m sorry you were offended’.
If this whole thing was about you ignoring threats towards a woman, then o.k, that would make you a bad person, but you clearly are not. In fact what history I’ve noticed of you being linked to and reading on social media points to you being a person against abuses of power and intimidation.
I think this whole thing boils down to you embarrassing them by doing their job for them. How dare you inform me of actual facts and stuff!
Keep on keeping on 🙂
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