The everyday blog of Richard Bartle.

RSS feeds: v0.91; v1.0 (RDF); v2.0; Atom.

Previous entry. Next entry.

4:12pm on Tuesday, 13th December, 2011:

Misleading the Public


The economy may be all going to shot, but what has the Daily Mirror gone with for its front-page news story for the past two days? Yes, that's right: the revelation that the BBC show Frozen Planet used some footage from a zoo instead of tracking down a wild polar bear and cubs to film. The Mirror is outraged — and so are its readers! Here are some of the tweets on the subject that were published in the newspaper today:

Hmm, that first one there looks a little long. Let's count the characters:

227. Someone managed to send a tweet with 227 characters in it? Yes, I know there are ways to exceed 140 characters by using links or chunking, but the Mirror hasn't told us that: they've presented it as if it were a single tweet. So a tweet complaining about artifice in TV shows is itself an artifice as presented.

As the second tweet listed says, "You just can't believe anything you see nowadays".

Latest entries.

Archived entries.

About this blog.

Copyright © 2011 Richard Bartle (richard@mud.co.uk).