Friday, 18 April 2014

Lack of actual reporting

I'm constantly bugged by a lack of editorial control at the BBC news site. Today we have another example of a poor article.

The news story is all about the fact that service in the channel tunnel is returning to normal.  Yet what is the story here.  Some poor sap losing their life is restricted to half a sentence, but is actually lost in what amounts to nothing but an advertisment for the train company who are "battling through adversity".

What kind of Yak Brain thinks that the story is the train company, as opposed to the possible criminality or stupidity that lead to the death of a man or woman. Note how I say "man or woman", which I have to, because the so called "story" doesn't even bother to divulge that fact. The life of this individual means nothing to the BBC.

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