Please stop with this rota-based, non-real-world, socially-stunted 12-year-old's idea of how TV news works! It's pointless onanism - and if you don't know what that word means, for God's sake, look it up!
Rude and obnoxious as usual
No it's straight to the point. Care to explain how the post is rude and obnoxious?
Quite. Have any of you who seem to be obsessed with presenter rotas to the degree that - for one three-hour programme, you think it would be feasible to fire all-bar-two of the existing team - ever actually worked in a newsroom, visited one, or spoken extensively to someone who works in broadcast news for a living? It. Just. Doesn't. Work. That. Way.
The reason why TVF strays so often into "Ooh, I'd put Colin Brazier on Sunrise sport duty [despite him having no background in covering it, and relegating him to four minutes an hour rather than four hours a day]" territory is that people just don't actually want to know how these decisions get made... they'd rather believe their own version despite all the available evidence to the contrary (President Trump, anyone?), which is a shame, because people could learn a lot, and in turn, add more interesting layers to the conversation.
i.e. "Given Naga's business background, I'm surprised they haven't made greater use of her skills on that front. But with her increased visibility thanks to Strictly, is this something the Beeb would want her to do full-time, given that business is more-niche than a mainstream magazine programme with a much-wider audience?"
... thereby continuing the conversation.
See... it can be done!
Last edited by Skygeek on 30 December 2016 12:48pm
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