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Friday
Feb132009

BBC responds to the Obama splice complaint

The BBC has responded to the complaint made by Tony at Harmless Sky over their splicing of Obama's inauguration speech.

Risibly, they are claiming that the splice was obvious and that it didn't change the meaning, despite it already having been shown that the splices are inaudible and that it clearly did change the meaning.

The conclusions are quite clear. You cannot be sure that anything you read or hear on the BBC is a faithful representation of what happened. They don't care about their reputation, presumably because they don't have to - it's because of the unique way they are funded.

You still have to pay for them though.

 

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Reader Comments (3)

...Bishop, the decline of the BBC is entirely in parallell with the deflation of England and its institutions. (I keep an eye on Cranmer, God bless him.)

As a Pom, whose parents brought me, my brother and sister to NZ in 1957, I mourn for the loss of the ideal of Britishness, sacrificied on the egalitarian altar, but I am cheered by the unique anger and humourous spirit that Pommy bloggers radiate.

We in NZ have been energised, and not yet disappointed by the election of a newcomer PM. It is extraordinary how the political junkies of all persuasions have come to admire this bloke, and find promise in him.

Could it be that BBC torpor is only a small symptom of malaise, and your next Minister sweeps the buggers out with his new broom ?

Here's hoping...keep blogging.
Feb 13, 2009 at 9:17 AM | Unregistered CommenterAyrdale
I'm hoping for a change too, Ayredale. ANYONE would be better than Mark Thompson.

I have written 7 letters to him personally since 29th October 2006 about the blatant BBC bias in reporting climate change. I am STILL awaiting his response....ANY response!
Feb 16, 2009 at 4:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterYerTizz
I don't know if Cameron will sweep aside the BBC. His election as Tory leader was premised on his acceptability to the liberal media and in particular the BBC. This could be a front of course, but more likely he is what he implies he is - a mushy centrist. That means the BBC will stay.
Feb 16, 2009 at 4:59 PM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill

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