Wednesday 5 November 2008

What on earth is the BBC up to?

Could the Director General explain why the BBC believes it needs to waste thousands of pounds of taxpayer money sending hundreds of hacks to provide inferior coverage of the US elections, instead of running a feed from one of the US networks? It is a complete waste of money in these days of satellite and digital TV, when any sane person would turn to CNN's excellent coverage (or Fox, if that's your poison) instead.


Anonymous said...

Isn't it a bit arrogant to assume everyone has access to CNN or Fox?

I watched the BBC coverage and it was authoritative, comprehensive and compelling. I've seen some youtube clips of CNN's holograms so if I'd had the choice I'd have stuck with the BBC's coverage.

So, in answer to your question "exactly what it's supposed to do".

Conor Ryan said...

No it is not arrogant(and why do you remain anonymous?). What I suggested was that the BBC run a feed of the election coverage from an American network, which would give superior political coverage to everyone with real experts and up-to-the-minute news. Since you have only seen a few clips of the holograms, you clearly don't know what you were missing.