GETTING THE CORRECT NEWS BALANCE – IS IT SO DIFFICULT BBC?

GETTING THE CORRECT NEWS BALANCE – IS IT SO DIFFICULT BBC?

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Wednesday 16th February 2022

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

GETTING THE CORRECT NEWS BALANCE – IS IT SO DIFFICULT BBC?

BBC News have lost the plot.

Yesterday, 15th February 2022 the BBC 1 Lunchtime News main headline was some story about Novak Djokovic whining on about Corvid jabs for 10 minutes.

The more important stuff like where the peace and security of the world is balanced on a knife edge was demoted to 2nd place and was not reported until the News Bulletin was one third of the way through.

And I am paying good money in license fees for this second-rate news service. Where do they get the news editors from? Kindergarten?

The item just warranted 2 minutes in the Sports News at the end.

 

On a similar topic. It is a while since I visited a Daily Mash post, but they have a good one on the Russia vs Ukraine situation:

Russia vs Ukraine or Vardy vs Rooney: which are you honestly more invested in?

TWO conflicts are dominating headlines: Russia’s and the Ukraine and Colleen Rooney’s against Rebekah Vardy. Which do you honestly give more of a shit about?

For: Russia vs Ukraine

Major land war in Europe. UK likely to be drawn into it because it would serve as a useful distraction from Partygate. Millions of lives at risk. Could lead to nuclear conflict ending all life on earth for up to 10,000 years.

Against: Russia vs Ukraine

A long way away, even further away than the Eastern European countries which are a bit of a trek for stag nights. Unlikely to result in bombing campaigns on Reading. More the EU’s problem than ours and we’ve Brexited. Most people only recently learned that the Ukraine isn’t Russia anyway and it used to be so what’s all the fuss?

For: Rooney vs Vardy

Two good honest British women who’ve got where they are today by working hard on their marriages to millionaire footballers. Everyone’s had that one lying bitch friend. Took place on social media so could be watched live. Has fun ‘Wagatha Christie’ name. At least a slight chance of the more virtuous side winning.

Against: Rooney vs Vardy

Dreadful shouting match between two women whose contribution to society is net zero. Funnelling millions to despicable lawyers. Has already dragged on as long as the Boer War and isn’t finished yet. Unlikely to lead to nuclear conflict, but it can’t be ruled out.

Verdict

The average Brit scans the headlines about the war, realises the futility of their concern, and goes on to read every sordid detail of the upcoming Rooney-Vardy court case. Did you hear about her agent dropping her phone in the North Sea?

READ THIS STORY AND MANY MORE AT THE DAILY MASH – CLICK HERE!

REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– Nicolas Chamfort

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” —Carl Bard

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…ITN News, they know how to put a news bulletin together.

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Today’s joke: Tuesday 15th February 2022 BBC 1 lunchtime News.

LOVE IS…

Love is…never growing old in each other’s eyes

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time for Russia vs Ukraine in news bulletins…a time (and place) for Novak Djokovic in news bulletins

 

 

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