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2019 General Christmas election.

12th December: NO drama just presentation. (October 2019)

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TIGHazard Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Well if the BBC were hoping the Question Time edit outrage would be smaller scale than the cenotaph one, they'll be disappointed. It's now front page of Reddit. And full of overseas viewers talking about how they will no longer trust BBC World News to be impartial. The cenotaph problem only gained outrage here.

Are you serious? The same site that acts as a breeding ground for the alt-right and "men's rights activists"?


Honestly I don't want to get into an argument over this. It is irrelevant to presentation matters. But it is the 15th most popular website in the UK, just beating gov.uk and behind Instagram. Visit the correct parts (such as oldbritishtelly for clips which could go in the Youtube Gold thread) and it's alright.
RK
Rkolsen World News
Well if the BBC were hoping the Question Time edit outrage would be smaller scale than the cenotaph one, they'll be disappointed. It's now front page of Reddit. And full of overseas viewers talking about how they will no longer trust BBC World News to be impartial. The cenotaph problem only gained outrage here.

Whether the BBC like it or not, there are people who wait all day to attack them over perceived biases and although this report was fixed in the evening and late news airings, I strongly believe that no editing of politicians answers should be done for timing reasons, at least during an election period and that such a policy should be put in place for the reminder of this election coverage.


Like those on Reddit listen to the World Service.
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IS
Inspector Sands
I'm sure some do, it's a massive site with a large diverse membership.

I've used Reddit for years and it's really a reflection of Internet itself - some subreddits are valuable and decent, some are absolute cesspits. Some users are well informed and highly intelligent... some are total a-holes.

r/politics has been invaluable the last few years for keeping in touch with what's going on with American politics. It's a very heavily moderated subreddit so it's mostly constructive and reliable.

There's every topic you can think of on there, to dismiss it because it's got, or had, some undesirable parts is unfair

(Not that I'm a subscriber to the conspiracy regarding the BBC and Boris)
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VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
I don't want to get into an argument, particularly with people on here I respect like yourself. But there are a number of reasons why I dislike Reddit, as I've followed the site and its leadership in the tech news over the years. A BBC conspiracy theory on the front page isn't going to change my mind.
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BFGArmy Channel Channel Islands
I'm sure some do, it's a massive site with a large diverse membership.

I've used Reddit for years and it's really a reflection of Internet itself - some subreddits are valuable and decent, some are absolute cesspits. Some users are well informed and highly intelligent... some are total a-holes.

r/politics has been invaluable the last few years for keeping in touch with what's going on with American politics. It's a very heavily moderated subreddit so it's mostly constructive and reliable.

There's every topic you can think of on there, to dismiss it because it's got, or had, some undesirable parts is unfair

(Not that I'm a subscriber to the conspiracy regarding the BBC and Boris)


I've the opposite review on R/Politics actually. It's one of the worst subs for absolute hysteria - and is a chore to read after a while.
I always take Reddit and Twitter with a big pinch of salt - there's a lot of ignorance and people can come out with or believe the biggest load of rubbish. The whole Boston Bomber saga was a particular lowpoint.
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Jeffmister World News
Agree - while r/politics is useful in a way, it's not only biased but jumps quickly onto any hysteria train
IS
Inspector Sands

I've the opposite review on R/Politics actually. It's one of the worst subs for absolute hysteria - and is a chore to read after a while.

It can be a bit, but I get a better context of the story through reading the conversations about the story than I do through any other means. The way that only certain, reliable, publications are allowed to be posted is a big plus.

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I always take Reddit and Twitter with a big pinch of salt - there's a lot of ignorance and people can come out with or believe the biggest load of rubbish.

As I say, it's representative of the whole Internet.


The one USP that Reddit has is that a lot of the rubbish gets downvoted and therefore hidden or relegated to the bottom. It's a feature I wish a lot of other forums had.... I'd use it a lot on here! Laughing

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The whole Boston Bomber saga was a particular lowpoint.

Yes that was disastrous for its reputation, there's been a few of those - the whole The_Donald section is another. However not every user sees the controversial stuff as by its very nature you only get the sections you want appearing. It's different to Twitter in that respect as it's topic based rather than person based
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Shows what a sheltered life I lead, I'd seen the name Reddit, but until this thread never knew what it was exactly.

It seems to me it's a modern version of Usenet, that was all the rage in the 90s, and early 00s, (and I still use it daily)
IS
Inspector Sands
Yeah kind of, but on a web page interface and every post and comment is voted up or down depending on how good it is.
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Parker
Is any of this to do with presentation?
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JKDerry UTV Newsline
Is any of this to do with presentation?

This is TV Forum, where many people go off on a tangent - it happens.
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
Is any of this to do with presentation?

This is TV Forum, where many people go off on a tangent - it happens.


You’ve struck a chord with that statement.
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