Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Engelbert Humperdinck and how journalism works today

As you may have heard, septuagenarian crooner Engelbert Humperdinck has been chosen to represent le Royaume Uni in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan. Apparently some users of the BBC’s website were less than enthusiastic about the choice. Journalist Sara Nathan read their comments and turned them into an article in the Daily Mail. Then an anonymous hack read the story in the Mail and turned it into a story in the Telegraph. Next time someone like Andrew Marr or Andrew Keen characterises bloggers as half-arsed amateurs who never get out of their pyjamas, they should be forced to listen to non-stop Eng until they recant.

4 comments:

GreatSheElephant said...

It's quite surprising how much journalism is actually articles about articles in the Mail.

Paywalls all round I say.

Martin said...

Please, release me...please!

broken biro said...

I had NO idea that was how you spell Royaume-Uni (so I had to check - which is where the hyphen came in.

This is all so much more educational than a newspaper.

Tim Footman said...

But then where would we go to read about Kim Kardashian in her bra, GSE?

You may, Martin.

What an elegant way you have of pointing out my punctuation errors, BB. My French teacher usually just chucked a board rubber at me.