I used to be a big supporter of the BBC – meaning I liked watching it. But it has got in all sorts of embarrassment recently, and all of its own making.
So this just takes the biscuit, as far as the beatroot blog is concerned. Here is top BBC reporter Mark Mardell claiming the Economist broke the story of the Daily Mail paying Poles to go around speeding and parking illegally in the UK.
He says the Economist have an ‘expose’, ‘based on a story by the beatroot blog’!
He even spells 'beatroot' incorrectly - beatrout!!!
The .....cheek. But very representative of many MSM journalists. If it is first published by the MSM then it is an ‘expose’. But when bloggers, ‘expose’ something it is called ‘a story in the beatroot blog’ (see his post half way down).
The little set up of the Daily Mail involved two or three different people here in Warsaw – they ‘exposed’ the Mail.
A journalist ‘exposes’ and a blogger has a ‘story’. Mardell is writing in the context of ‘journalistic ethics’. So where is the ‘ethics’ in misrepresenting the source and method of distribution of your story? .
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Posted by beatroot at 10/10/2007