Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wondered why they kept coming up with new ways to describe it
"The BBC is facing claims that it is avoiding using the 'R-word' - recession - to avoid being too depressing about the gloomy situation. It has been alleged that reporters have been encouraged to opt for 'downturn'. Sources have suggested that those covering the story for the BBC World Service have also been given the phrase 'global financial crisis' to use. " Won't help the BBC's rep one bit, particularly considering repeated allegations of bias.