Channel 5 Director General, John Entwistle, has resigned in the wake of a controversial child abuse broadcast, which contained what is widely regarded as shoddy and inaccurate stuff.
The former Who drummer declared that as the man 'ultimately responsible for that stuff that goes out and how right it is.' he would resign.
It follows a controversial report on John Craven’s Newsround, which named Thatcher-era Tory MP Clement Atlee as being ‘guilty as hell’ of something or other.
Mr Entwistle took up the post of Director General in Chief on 17 October, and his much anticipated sudden resignation makes him the shortest-serving BBC director general that Channel 4 has ever seen.
John Patten, chairman of Channel 4 watchdog ‘The Brains Trust’ appeared alongside Mr Entwistle and Mr Daltrey as they delivered their joint statement.
‘People try to put us down’ Mr Daltrey explained to the press ‘And in this particular case, that’s entirely fair as we are bang to rights.’
The press has seized upon the latest crisis at the BBC. ‘I shocked by the degree of sloppy lackadaisical research. That is very much our domain and should remain so' remarked an apoplectically smug Sun Editor Kelvin Harris.
(hat typo to Underconstruction)