.gbip::beforecontent:url(https://ssl.gstatic.com/gb/images/silhouette_96.png)@media (min-resolution:1.25dppx),(-o-min-device-pixel-ratio:5/4),(-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio:1.25),(min-device-pixel-ratio:1.25).gbii::beforecontent:url(https://ssl.gstatic.com/gb/images/silhouette_27.png).gbip::beforeWith BBC News we’re infantilised in pink-high land. Over on the BBC’s devoted information channel – previously known as BBC News 24 – the lead item at 9pm was pensioner bonds, followed at a quick trot by stories on Prince Charles’s fogeyish thoughts about Islamist militancy; on the Ukraine; on hospital trust funds; on Labour guarantees and Tory rejoinders; and on Tony Abbott’s shaky majority in the Australian parliament (all repeats of things much repeated throughout that day). “BBC NEWS – News 24 wins information channel of yr”. 5 March 2016.
The newsreader would present to digicam while sitting on the edge of a desk; behind him employees could be seen working busily at their desks. This period corresponded with when the Nine O’Clock News received its next … Read More