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Newsnight sinks lower still

July 23, 2007

It’s been raining in the UK – intensely for weeks and vast areas are flooded.

I’m watching Newsnight, one of the BBC’s ‘in depth’ news and analysis programs. You would naturally expect a certain level of professional journalism from the BBC, but here’s tonight’s opening sentence…

“If you’re one of the 40,000 people with out electricity or water in the UK then you won’t want to hear that things are going to get worse”

Without electricity I doubt very much they will hear anything being broadcast. There’s some debate whether the BBC is ‘Dumbing down‘, but I think I could have written that opening sentence better. How about, “If you’re one of the 40,000 people with out electricity or water in the UK then you won’t be able to hear that things are going to get worse”.

I’m sure not being able to watch Newsnight and it’s poor standards are the furthest things from flooded Britons minds.

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