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BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

From Monday 15th July 2019

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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Many factors may have caused this situation to come about - a lack of procedure, a failure in following procedure, a willingness to try and follow the family's wishes without the input or knowledge of black people within that particular regional news team...

The BBC in my opinion couldn't on this occasion do right for doing wrong.


Of course they could have got this right - they could have easily said "[a spokesperson for] the family strongly believed the strength and offensiveness of the racist word used, which was the 'n-word', was a major factor in the crime", or words to that effect.

If the family wanted people to know the word used, they were perfectly within their rights to release a statement - it doesn't mean the BBC has to report that statement word-for-word.

chris posted:
What if the attacker had said “you’re a c*nt” and the family had asked for it to be aired at 10am on BBC Two? The BBC have to be able to justify this on their own terms and I’m not sure they can.


If that were a valid comparison (it isn't), the BBC could easily justify the use of a general swear word in news coverage if it is relevant to the story. This is different.

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another_beauty
This thread has now drifted away from TV pres, on to whether people can say certain words depending on the colour of their own skin. It's ridiculous and has no place here,


The future is now as they say.

It is clear saying the N word no matter of skin colour or subject, is going to offend people. It was stupid of them to do it. Unless the victim themselves is saying it. I find it somewhat ironic that the BBC with all their apparent "wokeness" thought it would be acceptable. Clearly they did not have an understanding of what people would find offensive, and perhaps thought because they were presenting it as fact it would somehow lose its sting. Anyone in the street could have told you that assumption is wrong. It is somewhat shocking.

The BBC and other large companies, must remember in the cancel culture (which they helped to create indirectly) "we" deal in absolutes. But even in the 80s in a BBC report I imagine it would have been edgy? It really makes you understand why these big companies make a big deal out of trivial public acts related to becoming more diverse. They don't have a clue! Perhaps they can delete some more shows from Britbox.......
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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
"cancel culture".... *facepalm*
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Universal_r Central Reporting Scotland
Tonight’s going to be a tricky one with protests in Beirut and Belarus, Shaun ley’s already got them mixed up in the headlines and hesitated before he says them lol.
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Parker
Major rail incident in Scotland, turned on to see coverage on BBC news to find students talking about exam marks. Very topical Rolling Eyes
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cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
To be fair to them there is very minimal information and it's only sketchy details at the moment - so you wouldn't want to risk providing incorrect information or repeating the same points every 2 minutes.
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Universal_r Central Reporting Scotland
Major rail incident in Scotland, turned on to see coverage on BBC news to find students talking about exam marks. Very topical Rolling Eyes

It’s their top story and they have covered it many times since it broke. As said above their is very little details about it and still no pictures of the train or even the track.
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BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Major rail incident in Scotland, turned on to see coverage on BBC news to find students talking about exam marks. Very topical Rolling Eyes

It’s their top story and they have covered it many times since it broke. As said above their is very little details about it and still no pictures of the train or even the track.

There are actually two photos currently on social media which seem to show the situation that has been described by the emergency services. However, these photos haven't been verified, and given what they depict, I don't blame the BBC for not showing them
And of course, the thing you must not do if the ape is enraged is the Macarena.
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Universal_r Central Reporting Scotland
BBI45 posted:
Major rail incident in Scotland, turned on to see coverage on BBC news to find students talking about exam marks. Very topical Rolling Eyes

It’s their top story and they have covered it many times since it broke. As said above their is very little details about it and still no pictures of the train or even the track.

There are actually two photos currently on social media which seem to show the situation that has been described by the emergency services. However, these photos haven't been verified, and given what they depict, I don't blame the BBC for not showing them

Ah, I apologise I’ve not seen them by the sound of it I don’t want to see them.
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dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
They won't be showing the normal aerial shots of an accident to fill airtime in this case. It's not just a couple of carriages slightly off the rails and some mud off to the side, it's far worse and will be a miracle if anyone has managed to walk away. There are a few photos around on social media that are of this accident and I will be surprised if any of the broadcast media show them until the recovery is finished and next-of-kin notified and all that stuff.

ETA, what do you know, as soon as the BTP make their statement out come the helicopter shots and photos
Last edited by dosxuk on 12 August 2020 5:05pm
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davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
Whoops. Camera went on a wander just as Jane Hill was about to talk to the correspondent on the scene (17:03 on the clock).
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Universal_r Central Reporting Scotland
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