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The news is already presented as if everyone watching is a moron and an idiot.
Say something sensationalist, quick!
than your average moron or idiot?
Newsround has gone downhill since he left
Sounds like some awful bullshit from liberal do-gooders in the nineteenth century.
Audience research? Publish the (no doubt highly-leading) questions that you asked!
I wonder how many times governments that are not to the British governemnts' taste wil be referred to as "regimes"; I wonder how often we will hear the phrase "moderate" muslims.
that all young people and all blue collar workers lack the necessary cognitive skills to process complex information and need information to be presented in the simplest form possible due to this cognitive deficiency.
It's a question of genetics and it's good to see the BBC meeting everyone's needs.
That bastard Charles Murray will have a hard-on; his despicable rantings are being accepted.
Most are negative
"This programme is simply adding to it, apart from being another probably failed vehicle for [Kate] Silverton. Yes, the Beeb also tries to manufacture stars on our money, ever since Mr Blobby."
Almost all state the point about the news already being dumb and the prejudice of the phrase "blue-collar workers"
are split into 3 sentence paragraphs, is this a surprise, in all honesty?
a 3 sentence paragraph in web news writing is actually an optimum length. It's not just at the BBC.
It's not difficult to read a block of text. If people can do it in books and papers, then they can do it online.
A screen cannot compete with the 'readability' of printed material and the human eye is proven to tire when reading large blocks of text.
Short paragraphs are the bedrock of web new writing, BBC or otherwise.
web NEWS writing.
if it's explaining things in a simple way.
the problem i have is how often things are presented in a misleading way. the use of graphs and statistics on the bcc news is usually shocking.
if it's just exlaining things in a simple way. but if it's so "dumbed down" as to be misleading, then that's rubbish.
The important thing is to report facts and events. Let the viewers work some of out for themsleves.
Stop shopwing maps to remind people where Iraq is.
that there are people who simply don't care about 'the news' and so they would be better off trying to best cater to those who do by actually making each story exactly as complex as the story's comprehension requires??
No, no, no.
The BBC must be all things to all people, even if a sizeable proportion of those people aren't at all bothered and prefer it over on ITV.
This is what happens when you have an organisation run entirely by Guardian readers.
cares about 'the news' to any great extent pays any attention to the 6pm news anyway. What is very worrying is how much worse newsnight is becoming.
but surely that's part of the same trend of popularisation or populism or whatever you want to call it
what I'm suggesting is to reverse that by making the news as complex as the stories require
could be infinitel complex, though. but i generally agree.
radio 4 is still pretty strong though. although i'm increasingly annoyed by the Today programme's attempt at balance, which basically means being left wing one day and right wing the next.
Balance is bollocks. It's facts that are required.
That would explain why you don't post more. I guess you spend most your time on here trapped in a nightmarish oroborous of troll and overreaction.
"A new study reckons teenagers are well pissed and well fat innit."
Seriously. BBC. Fuck off. I don't mind the 10 o'clock news but is Breakfast not enough? Jeez.
by Susan fucking Virdee. Vacuous slut bitch.