Today's dreadful news of the burning of Notre Dame and the coverage by the BBC had led me to writing this.
I've no idea how pres scheduling works at the BBC these days.. (I did in the 90's)... but in recent months it's been beyond acceptable.
Lets's start with Geeta Guru Murphy. Totally unacceptable to cover today's awful events, she was terrible. I always turn to the BBC, but having lived in the US, I usually have CNN domestic on at home in London and so stuck with that and made a good choice.
Sean Lay - seriously?
Lukwesa Burak - She is entirely dreadful at breaking news, last weekend being one prime example.
Where on earth are Gosling, Hill, Gracie, Owen, anyone... (even Bland albeit a new face.. though totally competent). I just don't understand how the BBC can schedule such dire presenters for a channel that can switch from an hourly 'normal' running order to a serious breaking news story and not replace people who to 'US' a small minority of the viewing public, are a dire mess.
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