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Correction: The Queen doesn’t do strops

As you’ll no doubt have seen some time ago, the BBC has now apologised over its report that the Queen walked out of a photoshoot with Annie Leibovitz, a story I also reported here. The footage the BBC played to journalists spliced together footage of her objecting to removing her crown with footage of her walking in to the portrait sitting, as you can see in this clip:

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It seems extraordinary that the news on BBC One can report something as fact based on some badly edited footage of a BBC One programme. I know the BBC’s verging on Brobdingnagian these days, but when a world renowned news team can’t check out a story based on a programme for the same organisation, I think we’re in trouble. Whatever happened to ‘One BBC’?

This 1,183rd post was filed under: Corrections, Media, News and Comment, Video.

Correction regarding comments

For a short time yesterday, the site decreed that almost all the comments on the site were from me. This wasn’t because I’d developed a multiple personality, it was because I misplaced an exclamation mark in some of the coding behind the site, and then didn’t notice for a little while. I don’t know if anyone noticed, but this is just a quick note to apologise to those who did. All comments are now attributed correctly.

This 1,156th post was filed under: Corrections, Notes, Site Updates.

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