With BBC News we’re infantilised in purple-high land. Over on the BBC’s devoted news channel – previously generally known as BBC News 24 – the lead item at 9pm was pensioner bonds, followed at a fast trot by stories on Prince Charles’s fogeyish ideas about Islamist militancy; on the Ukraine; on hospital belief funds; on Labour promises and Tory rejoinders; and on Tony Abbott’s shaky majority within the Australian parliament (all repeats of items much repeated throughout that day). “BBC NEWS – News 24 wins information channel of 12 months”. 5 March 2016.
Three of the most hanging options of the new countdown embody music performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, a redesign of the “information streams” and the ending of the sequence not fading to … Read More