Monthly Archives: November 2012

Footnotes

The News Media are, of course, sold as entertainment. In my naive youth I used to think there were elements of public service and general enlightenment involved but, no, it’s really solely entertainment. And this week it is probably going … Continue reading

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New DG – OK, no change there, then.

“That’s it then? I got the Pepsi machine going again and now I’m out? OK, OK, so where’s me big brown envelope then. I’ve done two weeks, you know.” Alas, the consistently deep waters of The Organisation close in again. … Continue reading

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Gormless – beware The Imposition

Nursery rhymes and fairy tales are delivered to eager kids the World over, passing life’s truisms down in a seamless transfer way back into evolutionary time. They adopt and adapt according to where and when they are delivered but the … Continue reading

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Poles – a part? First catch your worm.

Living on the coast as I do – fundamental instinct, I think – I often go for long walks along the sands and today I set off at lowest tide but in practical darkness, to watch sun rise and clear … Continue reading

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Another brick in the road

Busily mending fences, patching up the holes, resurfacing the tarmacadam of the BBC’s corporate identity and redirecting shovelfuls of our license fees towards these political and not programming goals – look, the Plumber’s hard at work now, with nighttime legal … Continue reading

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New Plumbing at the BBC?

As dust settled out from the latest turbulence ¬†in Broadcasting¬† House it was decided to hold another Press Conference. “I’m getting used to giving the briefings and not reporting on them” one journalist was heard to mutter. After coughing loudly … Continue reading

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Well, well, well

Misdirection. They are loudly telling us now not to leave a scrap of any infected Ash trees in our gardens. “Don’t just prune off the dead bits and throw them on the compost heap but CHOP THEM DOWN AND BURN … Continue reading

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