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‘Fifa’s Dirty Secrets’
“it is surely nonsense to suggest that you know a process could be flawed and you don't say anything until after it has happened."
Panorama is intended to provoke debate amongst its core audience….Thus…
“in an online poll that asked whether the BBC was right to air the show, 76% said NO”
“The media can be seen as providing us with the information which it tells us what it feels like to occupy a particular subject-position.” Woodward, 1997, pg. 14
“The process of identifying with others, either through lack of awareness of difference or separation, or as a result of perceived similarities” (1997:14)
“It has taken many weeks to ensure that the allegations we are making were properly tested and that all those named were given a fair opportunity to respond.”
Panorama gave FIFA a chance to defend themselves, so they had NO excuses for what the programme uncovered.
“conflicting identities that are located within the social, political and economic changes to which they contribute” (1997:18).
Panorama may have put England’s FIFA World Cup Bid in jeopardy by broadcasting so close to the voting day.