“We pay their salaries!
“They should be accountable to the public.”
One follower of Mr Morgan tweeted a reply that said: “Massive Problem with Bashir and Diana, we’re judging journalism of the past by today’s standards, I do not believe for one minute that any journalist or editor would not have done what Bashir did, if, and this is crucial, had the access or trust that the BBC had.”
“Everything from when she wanted to alert the palace, to when it was broadcast, to its contents.”
“But it had no bearing on anything.
“It had no bearing on Diana, it had no bearing on the interview.”
However, Princess Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, has said he “draws a line” between the interview and his sister’s death in Paris in 1997.
Addressing Earl Spencer’s remarks, Mr Bashir said: “I don’t feel I can be held responsible for many of the other things that were going on in her life, and the complex issues surrounding those decisions.
“I can understand the motivation [of Earl Spencer’s comments] but to channel the tragedy, the difficult relationship between the Royal Family and the media purely on to my shoulders feels a little unreasonable … The suggestion I am singularly responsible I think is unreasonable and unfair.”
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