Entries from October 2011

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

BBC online news sub-editors have a bit too much fun with the Liam Fox story

Spotted – very briefly – on the BBC news site on Sunday: a rib-tickling double-entendre headline that bored sub-editors probably enjoyed writing a bit too much. Sadly, if unsurprisingly, wiser heads prevailed and the head was quickly changed. I don’t know why, but the second headline just doesn’t seem mucky – even though it uses […]

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

If all the unemployed sub-editors worked in the real world… #2

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Steve Jobs RIP

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Did BBC sub-editors jump the gun over Isobel Dobson arrest?

The death of two-year-old Isobel Dobson in a van fire last Friday is now being treated as “suspicious” by police, who have arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with the incident. Could this be the same 37-year-old man who tried to save her on Friday? Her stepfather, in fact? BBC online sub-editors seem to think […]