Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wondered why they kept coming up with new ways to describe it

BBC tells reporters: Don't mention the 'R-word'

"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.

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One thought on “Wondered why they kept coming up with new ways to describe it

  • The Daily Mail. Now there’s a reliable and impartial source for news and commentary – especially when it comes to the BBC. NOT.

    Going to the Hate Mail for views on the BBC is like asking the KKK for an honest and fair view on Obama’s candidacy.

    PS “It has been alleged” means “we allege”. “Facing claims” means “we are accusing them”. “Sources” means a junior staffer on an internship.

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