Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Ask an Expert - Update

A nice piece of spin control from the BBC today in response to its staff making complete bell ends of themselves by interviewing a ‘taxi driver’ on air instead of an IT ‘expert’. In the words of a report in the Entertainment News section of the BBC website…

Mr Goma, who was wrongly identified in the press as a taxi driver, was really at the BBC for a job interview.

Well that’s alright then.

Perfectly understandable.

And two slaps on the wrist to the naughty press for getting a news story wrong. What kind of idiot would do something like that?

And bravo to the BBC for being such good sports and placing the offending interview on line. The fact that every person connected to the Internet and their pet hamster have already hosted or linked to the clip might have something to do with that decision

Mr Goma said his interview was "very short", but he was prepared to return to the airwaves and was "happy to speak about any situation".

Now there’s a good sport

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