Saturday, 24 November 2007

"you'll have to trust me on this."

From Biased-BBC's comments board comes this excellent spot by "David S"

"Did anyone catch Newsnight last night? I caught the tail-end of the show and as the presenter (don't know her name) was about to read out the day's market news, there was some sort of technical glitch; but she pressed ahead anyway and informed all who were watching that "it's holiday season in the US and the markets are closed, and the DOW unchanged." She then went on to say, "you'll have to trust me on this." Except the markets were not closed in the New York yesterday (the "US holiday season" being Thanksgiving that was on Thursday)and while it was a short day of trading (the market was open for 5 hours) the DOW was actually up 181 points or 1.42%!

This is extremely sloppy, unprofessional work, and to add "you'll have to trust me on this" before reporting obvious inaccuracies really sums up the Beeb.
David S | 24.11.07 - 2:47 pm |"

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