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  • Newvillefan
    newvillefan
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    A typo appears today on the Blunkett resignation story that’s quite funny. Tony Blair said his own personal investigations had led him to conclude “Mr Blunkett had done anything that warranted his resignation”.

    Obviously he was keen to be out then

    http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1201278,00.htmlArticle

    Stephen

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    Kev667
    kev667
    Participant

    speaking of blunkett, and this is the only thread on here mentioning him – here’s a pic from news24 today, a scoop by the youngster james landale about who was getting the DWP job

    adam boulton said, about the Benn speculation: “not yet official.. people have made mistakes with this before’ Hehe.

    #31804
    Philg
    philg
    Participant

    And what a spectacular mistake.

    #31805
    Calciofan
    calciofan
    Participant

    Did Sky News/Adam Boulton break the story about Blunkett’s resigination first?

    http://www.sky.com/news+( w http://www.sky.com/news“>http://www.sky.com/news> w )

    Sky’s Political Editor Adam Boulton broke the news that David Blunkett was expected to resign.

    coloro:red|colorc http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,31100-13456616,00.htmlMORE >>>

    #31806
    Sammy
    sammy
    Participant

    did u know blunkett did a bungee jump

    he liked it alot

    but his dog wasnt very impressed !

    #31807
    Irxin
    irxin
    Participant

    The Dear Beeb’s Boob:

    Their usual reply – Of course we did not get anything wrong:

    “On a fast-moving story, there is always a difficulty in getting across

    the nuances of politics on TV and radio – places which want clarity and

    certainty. Speculation ahead of government reshuffles is always

    particularly feverish, and political correspondents have to be very

    careful with the language they use to report the developing situation.

    On this occasion the political team got a tip from very senior, usually

    reliable sources that Hilary Benn was likely to get David Blunkett’s

    job. Largely this was reported in a measured fashion full of caveats;

    but on some outlets the story lost its shades of grey, and took on the

    air of certainty. This clearly gave the wrong impression.

    But wouldn’t our correspondents be doing the viewers and listeners a

    disservice if they didn’t reflect the speculation they were hearing from

    well placed and normally strong sources?”

    Yours sincerely,

    BBC News 24

    #31809
    Philg
    philg
    Participant

    Ah fantastic, the Beeb do love to slate Sky when they are to quick to report Breaking News and rumours as fact, but when they do it themselves it is fine.

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