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Subject: UKNM: The BBC are losing the plot....
From: Chris Meachin
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 12:00:58 +0100

Has anybody else noticed the BBC's increasingly bizarre, biased and
inaccurate reporting on new media and the internet?

Their recent article related to Razorfish
was nothing short of free advertising and contained many little gems which
approached the hilarious.

Another report about BT's floatation of Yellow Pages
was quite amazing in it's inaccuracies: "The first unit to be floated on the
markets is the lucrative Yellow Pages directories and e-commerce business,
which will be renamed Yell."

Hmmm. Yell has existed for several years now and is a hugely well know and
successful site. How they missed that I'm not sure.

There have been a whole host of other half-truths, untruths and inaccuracies
over the last few months that have seriously undermined my confidence in the
BBC's ability to report anything without appearing naive, gullible and

The authority with which BBC news presents itself only compounds matters:
Has the organisation that once defined objective news reporting finally lost
the plot? Is this new fangled 'internet' such a novelty to them that they
are blinded by it's complexity and overwhelmed to the point where they give
up and try making it up?

I only hope that the author of these pieces has now been safely returned to
the drama and fiction department where they certainly belong.



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