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    BBC News and their 'reports'

    I used to think of the beeb as a reputable organisation where I'd get the facts when they delivered the news. Lately there have been quite a few reports that give entirely the wrong impression and misinform the public on a huge scale.

    Take the latest debacle with the E.coli O157 report tonight. The interviewer is questioning the Health Protection Agency (for some weird reason considering they aren't the first port of call with regards to this incident) and the reporter asked their representative 'Why didn't you shut down the farm after the first case of O157?' - now, I don't know why the rep didn't simply come back with the obvious answer being that 'It was a case of O157 which can be down to many potential sources, so we didn't approach the farm in question right away'

    Really, really shoddy reporting - this blame culture in this country is doin my head in!!

    /rant

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    I have noticed this actually over the last couple of years. They enjoy a bot of scaremongering it seems, but they are still a long way behind the Daily Mail and Express.

    Original Poster

    The other one that bothered me was Panorama report on sewage discharge. Again, let's scare the crap out of the public with something that's been happening since the sewers were built, and has in fact improved dramatically in recent years.

    What is news really, and who decides what is news?

    ClarityofMind;6292071

    What is news really, and who decides what is news?



    the sun!!

    quality paper for wrapping food waste -

    as for the e-coli break out

    hope those kiddies do get better

    but from what i have read - various newspapers - media - that farm owner had done everything required by law - washing facilities etc - this is going to put him out of business -

    when argos were selling sofas knowing that they were dangerous - it took a tv programme to force them to stop stocking - did they go out of business - no - got a paltry fine

    Original Poster

    holly100;6292130

    but from what i have read - various newspapers - media - that farm owner … but from what i have read - various newspapers - media - that farm owner had done everything required by law - washing facilities etc - this is going to put him out of business -




    One thing I would say, was that the signs that were shown in the press, looked awfully clean and new...

    Bottom line is that farm animals carry many bacteria, and that parents need to educate their kids on personal hygiene when visiting them.

    Like you, hope all those kids fully recover.

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    ClarityofMind;6292071

    What is news really, and who decides what is news?



    I guess this is news, as it's a serious incident.

    You reckon it isn't newsworthy?

    Every part of the media chooses their own way to interpret the news. I don't know of any organisation that actually presents the news as it is. Another word for interpret is "spin" I think, because they are all working to a set agenda.

    ClarityofMind;6292071

    What is news really, and who decides what is news?



    news is glorified gossip!

    Its not so much what is news for me, its more about a journalist doing there job. Once they actually reported the news, gave us facts. Now they tell us loads of unrelated rubbish including how we should feel, what we should do and preach to us like we are unable to read and make up our own mind.

    moob;6292191

    I guess this is news, as it's a serious incident.You reckon it isn't … I guess this is news, as it's a serious incident.You reckon it isn't newsworthy?



    not up to me to say what is news and what isnt hun.

    But I do think it interesting that this IS someones job.

    So what we hear about and what we dont.. what is deemed newsworthy is controlled by someone else.

    Predikuesi;6292213

    Every part of the media chooses their own way to interpret the news. I … Every part of the media chooses their own way to interpret the news. I don't know of any organisation that actually presents the news as it is. Another word for interpret is "spin" I think, because they are all working to a set agenda.



    +1

    " good " journalism is either an unbiased presentation of the facts...

    or a persuasive argument.

    Depending on which paper you choose to read and which politicians you choose to believe. :whistling:
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