Anyone noticed that we used to have the news on radio four, we now have 'The BBC news on radio four'
I should stick this on you know you're getting old thread...but I honestly dislike this branding rubbish, after all, the news is the news so why do I need to know it's the BBC news? After all, is it different news than if it were from ITN? ooh, hang on a minute...
Joking apart, I can just see the dozen meetings where this was floated as a good idea, for gods sake
It's actually a better subtitle for the BBC News! Sadly, what it says (and is) is: 'here is the news as seen by the BBC presented with the BBC's traditional slant!'. Anything and everything is looked at from: a Socialist perspective with an anti-Christian/anti-Conservative/anti-white/pro-gay bias viewed through very 'Green' glasses (as in: 'it's all your fault, the overcrowding, the pollution, climate change, the glaciers melting- it is not a natural process, it's your fault, so don't you dare argue!').
I can't believe I am forced to pay so much tax to that spoiled institution. They should have had their licence to transmit current affairs removed long ago!
Yes Mr. Boe, but one understands that by signing a mortgage application, one is signing up for 25 years of penury & heartache, just as one understands that by tuning in to radio four, one is not listening to Fox news fm...
One is more fed up with the marketing than the political commisars.
Does any one else find it irritating that the words "the BBC can now reveal; or the BBC has learnt that............." when in fact they are usually reading some sort of press hand out or statement from the person they are talking about?
It's BBC News empire building. The different BBC departments outsource to one another (creating work for itself??). Maybe the Word Service should get the contract next, so at least we get to find out what's actually going on instead of all this Westminster political back-scratching rubbish.
It's a long time since I watched the BBC TV news all the way through - usually just see the starting headlines and slope off elsewhere until it's time for their 'tour round the UK' annoying weather forecast.
The Governments Minister for business, John Hutton - the person responsible for the Royal Mail has just been interviewed on BBC News 24. In the four minutes he was interviewed he was not asked anything about the strike whatsoever. The only thing he was asked about was Gordon Brown and the election. What is wrong with the BBC, they have a duty as a Public Service broadcaster to ask the Government the questions the public want answering. An absolute disgrace!