BBC responds to the Obama splice complaint
Feb 13, 2009
Bishop Hill in BBC

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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