BBC News continues downhill (4)
Posted by Polonius on 13 July, 2007
Just in case anyone’s missed any steps in the BBC’s latest, and most surreal, use of News (TV, radio and Web) to plug other BBC programmes, here’s how it works:
- make a documentary that’s likely to attract an audience of half a dozen octogenarians;
- make a libellous trailer for that documentary by splicing together clips out of sequence;
- report the “controversy” (that nobody else has noticed) over the trailer as a major news item;
- make a public apology;
- report the apology as a major news item.