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BBC Subtitle Writer's Innovative Transcription of Kanye's Glastonbury Set
'[RAPS] Something, something, something… Oh God, when does this finish, Bev?!?'
amusing  TV  silly  BBC  music  swearing  culture 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
TUC leader Frances O’Grady speech on class system cut off by royal baby newsflash - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
“Good luck to the Duchess of Cambridge, but she would still have been pregnant when Frances finished speaking.”
WTF  news  class  unions  monarchy  BBC  fail  irony  inequality  pregnancy  magic-balls 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC disciplines Graham Norton for wearing AIDS awareness ribbon on chat show · PinkNews.co.uk
Do you make a list of approved symbols? Essentially the question is where do you draw the line on what stuff presenters are allowed to wear and thus show their support (and arguably plug) - e.g. political party rosettes during an election.
image  BBC  AIDS  rules  symbols  culture  the-code-is-more-what-you'd-call-'guidelines'-than-actual-rules 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - One-in-four prison inmates 'in overcrowded cells'
'on a typical day 835 prisoners shared a cell designed for one person, which the charity also pointed out contain an open toilet.' 'about 19,140 inmates on average were made to share a cell designed for one person.' Either it's a very large cell, or there's some serious compression going on…
grammar-fail  BBC  posttofacebook  prison  fail  amusing  crime  wtf 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Ubuntu sets crowdfund pledge record for Edge smartphone
Dear BBC; try and get someone who understands crowdfunding to write about it? 'Canonical would have to return all the money if it does not reach the target.' — no it wouldn't, as it doesn't *get* the cash unless it reaches the goal.
BBC  crowdfunding  living-in-the-future  technology  fail  news  smartphones  phones 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Spare a thought for academic Dr Jude Roberts who admitted on Newsnight on Wednesday night that she uses porn. A minute or so later the caption writers at the BBC had made the necessary changes to her billing and stripped her of her PhD.
BBC  sex  posttofacebook  discrimination  porn  news  interesting  wtf  academia  culture 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC launches mobile downloads for iPlayer - Telegraph
will allow
viewers to download programmes onto a smartphone or tablet, free of charge.
interesting  technology  BBC  TV  internet 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The evolution of those annoying online security tests
Am I the only one that doesn't find captchas to be particularly annoying? Sure, they take a moment to fill out, but they stop things being swamped in spam.
internet  technology  news  BBC 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Top Gear's electric car shows pour petrol over the BBC's standards | George Monbiot | Environment | guardian.co.uk
"...Top Gear's line on electric cars. Casting aside any pretence of impartiality or rigour, it has set out to show that electric cars are useless. If the facts don't fit, it bends them until they do.It's currently being sued by electric car maker Tesla. Now it's been caught red-handed faking another trial, in this case of the Nissan LEAF."
journalism  bbc  transport  technology  fairness 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Climate sceptics get too much air-time, BBC told - Climate Change, Environment - The Independent
Climate sceptics who do not believe that man-made emissions of carbon dioxide are contributing to global warming have had too much air-time on the BBC as a result of its public broadcasting remit to be impartial, an inquiry has found.
climate-change  environment  fairness  bbc  interesting  media 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
David Cameron: no media group should get too powerful | Media | guardian.co.uk
'David Cameron has signalled that media ownership rules could be changed to prevent any single organisation holding too much power as a result of the judicial inquiry into phone hacking.' Also bringing the BBC and its size into the debate.
bbc  media  news  News-of-The-World  journalism  politics 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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