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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!
Posted by: Robert Fish
Date/Time: 02/07/15 19:20:00

Agreed - the DG's off the cuff response was utterly idiotic. But the government shouldn't seek to impose prescriptive terminology on the BBC. If most people know these murderous criminals as "Islamic State" it makes sense for the BBC to call them by that name. All this is the idle harrumphing of a government which resents BBC independence - independence which is the greatest asset of the corporation.

The bringing of the bodies back from Tunisia isn't exactly ground-breaking news. It's what you'd expect. But the very newsworthiness of the report about the family which went to Syria was their age. If middle-aged and elderly citizens see the "Caliphate" as attractive, we should be seriously concerned about what is happening in our country.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Lost for words!02/07/15 13:24:00 Adrian Irving
   Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 14:34:00 Anuj Gupta
      Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 14:49:00 Claire Moran
      Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 14:50:00 Robert Fish
         Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:16:00 Claire Moran
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:22:00 Robert Fish
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:30:00 Adrian Irving
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:43:00 Robert Fish
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:57:00 Adrian Irving
                        Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 16:28:00 Stuart Kerr
                           Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 16:39:00 Robert Fish
                              Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 16:50:00 Adrian Irving
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 16:56:00 Claire Moran
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 17:07:00 Adrian Irving
                           Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 17:28:00 Carl Wynne
                              Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 17:47:00 Stuart Kerr
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 17:53:00 Robert Fish
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for Words>02/07/15 18:13:00 Adrian Irving
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for Words>02/07/15 18:34:00 Robert Fish
      Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 18:58:00 Tom Moncrieff
         Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 19:20:00 Robert Fish
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 19:34:00 Stuart Kerr
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 19:48:00 Peter Millman
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 20:31:00 Michael Brown

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