The BBC has some explaining to do about its former editor. Martin Bashir, the man behind the infamous panorama interview, has since been revealed to allegedly be a malicious journalist who used false and misleading tactics to nail the interview. According to an inquiry, Bashir has been found to have used misleading tactics and fake bank statements to secure his tell-all with the then Princess Diana.
Inquiries maintain that Bashir used the false bank statements to induce the Spencer family particularly Charles Spencer to grant an interview with Princess Diana. Diana was falsely led to have believed that the royal family was spying on her according to a judge’s report.
He deceived and induced him to arrange a meeting with Princess Diana,” writes former judge Lord John Dyson in his new report. “By gaining access to Princess Diana in this way, Mr. Bashir was able to persuade her to agree to give the interview,” the report asserts
“While the BBC cannot turn back the clock after a quarter of a century, we can make a full and unconditional apology,” said BBC director-general Tim Davie. “The BBC offers that today.”