ARRSE vs The BBC

#1
I've read loads of post on here recently about Journos and their shoddy reporting of military news. The BBC are particularly bad and the I think the time has come for ARRSErs to make themselves heard.

The final straw for me was the six o'clock news this evening. Following a "Bart's People" style article interviewing the family of an Israeli casualty, Ms Kaplinski briefly announced the death of a "Soldier from the Royal Logistical Corpse" in Afghanistan. She was talking about Pte Leigh Reeves (RIP fella). This is just typical of the lazy journalism rife at the moment.

I will be writing to and emailing the BBC here to vent my spleen.

Rant over
 
#3
I'm assuming the autocue was right but all the stupid tart has to do is read what is put infront of her. It's not hard is it??

CW
 
#4
custard_war said:
I've read loads of post on here recently about Journos and their shoddy reporting of military news. The BBC are particularly bad and the I think the time has come for ARRSErs to make themselves heard.

The final straw for me was the six o'clock news this evening. Following a "Bart's People" style article interviewing the family of an Israeli casualty, Ms Kaplinski briefly announced the death of a "Soldier from the Royal Logistical Corpse" in Afghanistan. She was talking about Pte Leigh Reeves (RIP fella). This is just typical of the lazy journalism rife at the moment.

I will be writing to and emailing the BBC here to vent my spleen.

Rant over
I saw that bit, she stumbled on a word or two directly after so I just assumed she was having a bit of a duff moment.
 
#5
She would have stumbled over her words immediately afterwards because the director would be screaming in her ear!

Worst example I came across in all my years in the media was a "presenter" who, at the time of the 747 freighter crash in Amsterdam read out:

"The El Al air disaster"

as

"The E-one A-one air disaster"

Worst bit was he didn't even know he was wrong...


AS
 
#6
News presenters can come across as being switched on but lets face it, they're employed if they're easy on the eye and can read from an autocue.

When it comes to the job of a newsreader, it's not exactly rocket salad, is it?
 
#8
I once fixed a B/Band fault for a well known BBC (NI) news presenter's house.Within a hour my boss was on the blower yelling that the cnut could'nt get is PC to workso I went back....
Turns out the to**er could'nt access his e-mail as he was entering the wrong user/password!!!
 

Nehustan

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#10
I was just D Noticed on radio 5 I think...LOL. I can just envisage the producer making that blade type action to the switchboard OP...lol classic skills. :twisted:
 
#11
I saw the logistical corpse part.
Newsreaders jsut read the news, Im sure they dont write their own stuff, especially after seeing that newsreader get hung drawn and quartered by Gorgeous George. There isnt much going on between the ears maybe a warm ceasar salad but thats about it.
 
#12
Trevelez said:
Kaplinski is a varnished plastic retard.
Hmm, an interesting observation, but a varnished plastic retard that I would ream senseless nonetheless. :twisted:
 
#13
BuckFelize said:
Trevelez said:
Kaplinski is a varnished plastic retard.
Hmm, an interesting observation, but a varnished plastic retard that I would ream senseless nonetheless. :twisted:
Yeah, sorry. As much as she may have a gap between her ears, it's various other kaplinski holes I am interested in.

And there would be no autocue for her to get wrong, so no need for her to talk
 
#17
I agree. I have only in recent years been driven to complain to the BBC. On
the majority (of a small number) of complaints I have received no reply of any kind. I have never seen my complaint reflected as one of those where the BBC has received a "significant number" of comments. I have little confidence in the BBC complaints system.
 
#18
the_matelot said:
News presenters can come across as being switched on but lets face it, they're employed if they're easy on the eye and can read from an autocue.

When it comes to the job of a newsreader, it's not exactly rocket salad, is it?
Case in point, Fiona Bruce live from Heathrow Airport yesterday. Loads of "erm..." and "yunno..."
 
#19
BBC Asian Correspondent in a interview - "mistrustworthy"

At least they've got over the fad a few years ago for having reporters or guests with speech impediments on every broadcast.

CW
 

AlienFTM

MIA
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#20
brettarider said:
Anyone see the reports about the Sig full screw who got killed a few weeks ago kept calling him a Col even the papers were doing it sloppy reporting
I remember a mate sent off for his (provisional) BFG Driving Licence and it came back made out to Lance Colonel P****y. Better yet, not having selected from Full / Provisional (delete as appropriate), he did it himself, to his own advantage, then used it to blag a full UK licence.

Of course, helping out a QTO to get a full UK Motorcycle licence ensured I got my own back scratched, so who am I to complain about others acquiring driving licences without taking a test?
 

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