Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The World Turns.

Standards at the BBC news desk continue to fall. One report today said ‘An Air France plane missed the highest mountain in Central Africa.’

But isn’t it routine for airliners to miss mountains? Do you think the word ‘narrowly’ might not have gone amiss?

And there are people still being paid to write ‘compared to’ when it should be ‘compared with.’ There are even sub-editors being paid to miss glaring errors of that ilk.

I blame the politicians. I usually do.

Bed is a little overdue. The sky is lightening early these days. Four weeks to go and the days will start shortening again.

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