Has Channel 4 News lost the plot and certainly its independence? When the world news stations ran with David Beckham's retirement they ran with Frankie Dettori's return to horse racing (which has been delayed). They did this because Channel 4 has the rights to UK Horse Racing. So they ran an exclusive at the top of the programme on Dettori NOT Beckham. Dear me it is a news programme not a plug for their coverage.