Author Topic: The quality of writing on the BBC News website  (Read 29405 times)

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #480 on: November 10, 2020, 10:09:06 AM »
Fucking hell that BBC article. I've complained as well for the first time.

I got a stalling reply from my complaint as they're "experiencing a higher than usual volume"

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #481 on: November 10, 2020, 10:32:17 AM »
I got the same shite.

Embarrassing.

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #482 on: November 10, 2020, 01:13:43 PM »
https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1326030048680423425?s=19

Tweet preserves original headline they changed

Not just women of colour, but normal women too!!!! Yas!

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #483 on: November 10, 2020, 02:15:50 PM »
Shit. Apparently an even more dangerous coronavirus mutation is on the way:


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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #484 on: November 10, 2020, 02:36:12 PM »
https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1326030048680423425?s=19

Tweet preserves original headline they changed

Not just women of colour, but normal women too!!!! Yas!

Scone now. What did it say and what was it changed to?

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #485 on: November 12, 2020, 04:20:05 PM »
I got this email

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Dear 7D

Thank you for getting in touch about our article ‘The wedding DJ who wants to stop migrant boats’ (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-54756575).

A number of readers got in touch to raise concerns with how we presented the people we interviewed for the story and in the belief that this was misleading or biased against migrants.

Although we made some amendments to the article on the day it was published, after review we took the decision to further re-edit it.

As a result we have changed some of the language used and provided additional context in several places, fully naming all of the activists involved and including more information about them.

We have also added a note of clarification at the bottom of the article, advising readers of these changes.

Thank you once again for getting in touch.

Kind regards,

BBC Complaints Team

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #486 on: November 12, 2020, 05:20:27 PM »
Clarification and update 9 November 2020: This piece has been re-edited; including adding more context in several places and further information about the activists involved.

Shite politics aside, it'd be nice if BBC writers understood semicolons too

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #487 on: November 12, 2020, 05:39:39 PM »
Yup got the same response. Cheers beeb.

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #488 on: November 12, 2020, 06:02:34 PM »
Oof got kind regardsed. Might as well have told you to fuck off

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #489 on: November 12, 2020, 06:49:13 PM »
Got the same email back. If anything the several additions to the article make the version they originally chose to publish even more shocking. They didn't manage to address the fact that every person interviewed for the article is a racist anti-immigration extremist, but otherwise the changes are welcome...

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In September he had a run-in with the authorities. He was arrested for allegedly joyriding with two other people in a boat that he says had been abandoned by migrants. He denies a charge of taking a conveyance without consent.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #490 on: November 14, 2020, 07:17:24 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/fish_finger_bhorta_58496

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Meanwhile, warm the oil in a large frying pan (I use a wokshaped stir-fry pan)

If only there were a name for such a pan.

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #491 on: November 16, 2020, 02:08:57 PM »
A British diplomat has been hailed as a hero after diving into a river in China to save a drowning student.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-54961075

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Relations between China and the UK have been rapidly deteriorating over the past year, amid rows over Hong Kong, tech firm Huawei and the coronavirus.

Yet there's full praise online for Mr Ellison, with Chinese social media users calling him a "hero", a "role model" and someone who is "worthy of admiration" for saving the student, who media said fell "while taking pictures". He's being described as "uncle", a term almost never used to describe foreigners.

"You'd call such a person a knight in the UK; in China we call him a hero," one user on the popular Sina Weibo site says.

Again the BBC love to do this where they take a variable, in this case a British man in China, and then have to mention another story that uses the same key words, and create a false connection. A British man got praised not because he is British but because he jumped in to save the women in a country where swimming is a taboo and your fucked even if surrounded by hundreds of people.  People didn't think "oh I should praise him, but because of Hong Kong he is a piece of shit".

The BBC does the same thing continuously, I think every story about the USA mentions George Floyd being killed by a white policeman.

"A 14 year old boy in Dover has flown his homemade plane over the British Channel.

In 2001 two planes were used in the 9/11 attacks"

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #492 on: November 18, 2020, 11:32:00 PM »
laura k sticks her head between her legs, puts her mouth round her anus, and swallows a torrent of her own putrid yellowed shit

https://twitter.com/bbclaurak/status/1329196209693741063

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #493 on: November 19, 2020, 12:04:26 AM »
laura k sticks her head between her legs, puts her mouth round her anus, and swallows a torrent of her own putrid yellowed shit

https://twitter.com/bbclaurak/status/1329196209693741063

There are just outright lies in her article https://twitter.com/jasebyjason/status/1329205236800626690

Not that it matters.  Making complaints to official bodies about this sort of thing is routinely ignored now.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #494 on: November 19, 2020, 07:54:36 AM »
So Corbyn has a Cult and Starmer has a Tribe?

Westminster journalists, the sibling you used to keep in the attic.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #495 on: November 19, 2020, 07:57:00 AM »
Get rid of Twitter and any social media that tries to take its place. Cesspit.

Starmer needs to resign.

Corbyn back in charge. Dissenters to be shot at dawn.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #497 on: November 24, 2020, 03:31:15 AM »
Way off topic, but using this thread to complain about the assholes at BBC making their radio app functionally unusable outside the UK (and perhaps within). Assholes.

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #498 on: November 24, 2020, 10:38:46 AM »
Sounds is an absolute disaster on every level. Yet they push on with it. These cunts are run by a poll tax basically and they're running themselves into the ground

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #499 on: November 25, 2020, 02:37:09 AM »
I don't really understand the concept. They're pretending their radio shows are podcasts for some reason. I mean, what difference does it make?

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #500 on: November 25, 2020, 07:49:34 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55042114

What a scoop!

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But, she added, the stars and crews "pulled out all the stops".

i.e. led to a worse second wave than if they hadn't bothered to make this trite crap. Although Who filmed before Coronavirus kicked off (although no doubt there will be a few nods and winks to the virus in the kids TV show).

Really looking forward to getting my shotgun out of the gun cabinet this Christmas and going for "a long walk".

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #501 on: November 25, 2020, 10:57:39 AM »
Explaining the Spending Review like it was a menu:

https://twitter.com/BBCBreakfast/status/1331501122083713024


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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #502 on: November 25, 2020, 11:16:08 AM »
I don't really understand the concept. They're pretending their radio shows are podcasts for some reason. I mean, what difference does it make?

I took me ages to realise that a podcast is just an audio program that's on the internet instead of broadcast on the radio. When I first heard the term I thought you needed special equipment to listen to them, like with ham radio.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #503 on: November 25, 2020, 11:45:14 AM »

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #504 on: November 25, 2020, 11:51:57 AM »
I took me ages to realise that a podcast is just an audio program that's on the internet instead of broadcast on the radio. When I first heard the term I thought you needed special equipment to listen to them, like with ham radio.
it was actually coined by a BBC journo in 2004 and the BBC were formative in pushing the format in the 00s, right down the branding as an album cover. I always thought it was a bad idea associating what is essentially just an mp3 file with a particular branded device for the experience you describe.

Irony is that podcasts have had a greater effect in their resurgance post iPod as more amateur formats which the BBC aped poorly with Sounds. Swing and a miss as usual

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #505 on: November 25, 2020, 12:37:47 PM »

Irony is that podcasts have had a greater effect in their resurgance post iPod as more amateur formats which the BBC aped poorly with Sounds. Swing and a miss as usual

And now I've obviously only just realised the "pod" part of the word comes from Ipod...

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #506 on: November 25, 2020, 01:18:21 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/fish_finger_bhorta_58496

If only there were a name for such a pan.

Quote from: Nigella Lawson
I am so grateful to the political journalist Ash Sarkar for this new love in my life. Up until now, I had thought the fish finger found its greatest expression in a fish finger sandwich, which for all my expounding on the subject, I don’t consider the stuff of recipes; the fish finger bhorta is a different matter entirely.

That's not a crossover I would have ever expected.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #507 on: November 25, 2020, 02:28:34 PM »
That's not a crossover I would have ever expected.

Nigella and politics, or Nigella and journalism? Her dad is a former chancellor of the exchequer and she used to work in newspapers, so it’s exactly the kind of crossover I find unsurprising. The only thing that would make it less surprising is if Ash gurns at the camera every time he puts fish fingers in his gob.

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #508 on: November 25, 2020, 04:33:47 PM »
Ash is a she, an avowed communist, and a commentator for pinko lefty comment merchants Novara media. Hence why her crossover with the posho daughter of Tory ex-chancellor is surprising.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #509 on: November 25, 2020, 04:37:52 PM »
Sarkar's bigged up Nigella on Novara before I think while talking about idols.

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