Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It's Official - I Have Become Mary Whitehouse!

Yesterday I was bewailing the fact that the BBC website choses to cover topless tobogganing rather than real news. I figured since I'd gone to all the time and effort to moan about it - I might as well forward my angry comments to the BBC website complaints department. Today they replied...

"Dear Ms Smurthwaite,
Thank you for your email complaining about the tobogganing video on the News website.
I have looked at the video in question and think there is an inappropriate image within in. We are re-editing the video to remove that image. We are also re-writing the story headline.
We cover a wide range of content in video on the BBC News website. Some of it is light-hearted. A great deal is serious. We try to strike a balance between the two but accept that we will not please everyone, all the time.
I’m sorry if you found this video offensive.
Yours sincerely,
Mark Barlex
Editor, On Demand
1640 BBC Television Centre "

Oh dear. How did this happen? I was trying to complain about the focus of the news being on the trivial and tittilating rather than on real political and social issues. Mark seems to be under the impression I am offended by the sight of A NIPPLE.

1 comment:

it's me said...

Mary Whitehouse and nipples are like water and oil. I bet she doesn't even have nips. I'm glad be BBC listened