Monday, Dec 11, 2006

Different interpretation of same data.

BBC News: UK house prices 'fell in October'

House prices in the UK fell slightly in October, says the Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG). Average prices dropped by 0.3% from September to 197,987, it said.

Posted by jellycaster @ 12:24 PM (501 views)
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1. monty said...

Great spot JC. The same DCLG data spawning two very different headlines. So, who is the VI now? The BBC, that bastion of HPI, purveyor of so much property porn and Gordie's Goebbels, or Reuters, wire service to the world, vehemently unbiased and fiercely independent. Who are we to believe? :-)

Monday, December 11, 2006 12:53PM Report Comment
 

2. paul said...

On the BBC News website, this article is buried.

There's no link to it from the business pages.

The BBC remains as consistently poor in the quality of their reporting as ever.

Monday, December 11, 2006 01:19PM Report Comment
 

3. monty said...

At the time of posting there are links to the article on both the Economy and Your Money pages.

Monday, December 11, 2006 02:08PM Report Comment
 

4. paul said...

Oh yes, there are (now?)

Hardly a big drop anyway.

Monday, December 11, 2006 02:50PM Report Comment
 

5. harold said...

"Reuters, wire service to the world, vehemently unbiased and fiercely independent."

Tongue in cheek, surely?

Monday, December 11, 2006 07:59PM Report Comment
 

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