Terrible plunge of BBC News


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3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time.  In Barcelona, Spain, London’s Wembley Stadium, Manchester United and Barcelona(Spain) tangle for the Champions’ League trophy.

BBC News?  This is the order of the stories:

  • In Afghanistan, the national police chief was murdered by a suicide bomber
  • In Egypt, Hosni Mubarak was fined $90 million for interfering with business by cutting phones and internet
  • Yemen’s got trouble
  • Palestinian independence got support from the Arab League, meeting in Doha, Qatr
  • U.S. President Obama ended his tour of Europe in Poland, with a pledge of friendship
  • In Moscow, Russian, gay rights demonstrators were attacked by a mob led by people who said they are members of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Barcelona leads Manchester, 3 to 1, with minutes to play

I’m not usually one to complain, but doesn’t it appear BBC News has its priorities wrong in this order of stories?

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3 Responses to Terrible plunge of BBC News

  1. Colm says:

    Flakey, I think he was joking.

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  2. Flakey says:

    Secondly they played at Wembley Stadium in London, not in Barcelona.

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  3. Flakey says:

    If it were not for your preamble I would never have thought anything wrong with the order. Even If Manchester won it still would have been that way. Sport nearly always comes at the end of the news, no matter how important. Only regional, and weather news, comes after it. *

    *Speaking only about British reporting conventions of course here.

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