What on earth were these so-called editors thinking? Talk about asleep at the wheel. Has any other broadcast media organisation been so utterly irresponsible?
One crisis after another, now almost on a weekly basis - and complete ammunition for BBC detractors. May as well do away with the corporation now.
You can just seen the headlines now: "Over-75s refuse to pay licence fee to racist BBC"
From what I've read, the family of the victim asked the BBC to use the full word to highlight the severty of the attack. Whether that is right or not, I don't know.