- BBC Reporters
Do they think we’re all thick?
Just watched a report from a flooded street in Helston during which the reporter said there was “over a foot and a half of water” despite it not coming more than half way up his wellies and you could still see the bottom of every vehicle throughout the length of the street.
Yeah, flooding of any description isn’t good but don’t blatantly exaggerate for effect.Posted 5 years agoJunkyardMember
In all honesty I am struggling why you care so much about this hugely important issue about actual water depth accuracy and why you would use it as a stick to beat the BBC – its like you have an agenda or something
Is it this one where he does not mention 18 ” but says one person had about a foot in her house
Sorry you were saying about reporting and accuracy
FAIL 🙄Posted 5 years ago
No, it was the report on the lunchtime news.
TBH, it’s not that I care but am bored with the media over stating how bad anything is, the weather, the economy, health etc etc. Why they feel the need to make anything negative even more so escapes me. A few years ago the same report would’ve concentrated on a community pulling together, the fact that despite the flooding the butcher had managed to keep his business going & even that the Landrover is a great vehicle in such conditions.Posted 5 years agowidge34Member
The media does exaggerate, which leads to scaremongering, especially when it comes to the economy. If they were a bit more positive,perhaps it would encourage the public to spend a bit more,businesses and manufacturing would increase,the economy would start moving in the right direction and then this country can start to dig itself out of the deep hole its in.Posted 5 years agobencooperMember
Dunno if it was that report – there was another report a few days ago with a reporter standing in a field of water, explaining that this used to be a car park but was now under “a lot” of water. Very convincing until the Nissan Micra drove past, showing it was about 2″ deep 😉
I’m guessing the way I works is:
Editor: “Drama at Christmas is a great story – go find a big flood and stand in it”Posted 5 years ago
Reporter: “But boss, it’s only an inch deep!”
Editor: “Don’t worry about it – no-one can tell with muddy water anyway. Can you find some dwarfs to wade through it?”chunkychewMember
If you think the BBC is a joke, I’d love to know which news outlets you consider to be more credible. The actual depth of flood water is irrelevant, especially to all those people who have had their homes and businesses flooded. Well done for missing the most important issue.Posted 5 years ago
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