I didn’t see it myself so am only relaying what I’m reading now on Twitter. There seems to be a bit of a furore over some wording used last night on the BBC News at Ten. (I don’t know by whom).
Twitter is exploding over the use of the following line: “during the protests, a policewoman knocked herself off her horse”.
The argument being made is that this is editorially nonsensical and an extremely poor choice of words. (How could - or would - anyone knock themselves off their horse...?)
What actually happened (again, I’m taking from Twitter) was someone (a protester) threw a bicycle at the mounted policewoman, destabilizing horse and rider and causing them to collide with a traffic light and it was this collision that knocked her from the horse. (She is now in hospital in a stable condition. Again, not my words and the pun definitely is NOT intended here).
The arguments flow......that it was a pressurized time in the newsroom and the reporter’s piece was rushed through to make the bulletin and......etc etc
We all know what was meant by the actual wording used. Of course, taken literally, the statement doesn’t make sense and many say it shouldn’t have made its way into the bulletin.........
But I’ve never seen such an innocuous statement causing so much anger and disbelief amongst many.
There’s a number of known news media professionals trying to calm people down by exemplifying the pressures of the hour, etc. But people are very vocal about this and how the BBC News has become a shoddy mess.....(their words, not mine)
What’s happening to our world? Crazy stuff.
Last edited by JamesWorldNews on 7 June 2020 7:00am
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