05 October 2014

The BBC's drive to the bottom

From The Observer (here):
There's one problem with Evan Davis's Newsnight that the new Paxo Nice can't do anything about: being an expert, he understands complicated things – like economics. Why, he was once the BBC's neo-Keynesian guru. So put him on interview duty after David Cameron's latest tax pledges and who is he given to talk to? Duncan WeldonNewsnight's own economics correspondent, who gets out a pair of toy scales and shows Evan how deficit reduction and tax giveaways have to balance. See, they go up and down. And why on earth is this drivelling conversation taking place, when Evan a) knows it all and b) could tell us about it in 15 straight seconds?
Dumbing down ...

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