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A BBC mention

We have a mention on the BBC web site in their weblog watch quoting this.
What ever next?

7 comments to A BBC mention

  • Rob Read

    Which they were impolite enough not to bother with a trackback.

  • Totally off topic,The booze free Live8 was only booze free for the proles,a friends brother-in-law went and there were bars in the corporate sector.
    The bloke was utterly pissed off.

  • Robert

    A mention on BBC Radio 4’s “The Westminster Hour” was what prompted me to find Samizdata.

  • What ever next?

    If that’s interesting, maybe it’s equally interesting that I didn’t find it at all odd as I made the link. If it’s decent commentary that’s relatively recent, relative to the topic in hand, and helps make a useful through-list of links, in it goes. Helps, of course, if a blog is in my RSS reader, which indirectly brings us to…

    Which they were impolite enough not to bother with a trackback.

    …I’d be shamefaced if I thought this was especially shameful, and moreso if I understood why. The BBC site is built on sturdy, hoary multi-layered code within which they’re working on newer bits of tech which are normal in blogging. Why trackback isn’t there yet could prompt endless speculation on my part and anyone else’s.

    But it’s nothing personal. It is *a* shame, though, ’cause it’s by no means the first time I’ve linked to this blog. Why wouldn’t I? :)

  • Pete_London

    If it’s decent commentary that’s relatively recent, relative to the topic in hand, and helps make a useful through-list of links, in it goes.

    Add biased-bbcto your reader then. Go on, you know you want to.

  • Add biased-bbcto your reader then. Go on, you know you want to.

    Now I’m the one thinking “whatever next?”.

    I’m interested in blogs, I write on the BBC site, I have to think carefully about the BBC’s balance requirements and possible objections from their critics (and very much enjoy striving for that) — so Biased BBC has been in my RSS reader since I first twigged that blogspot blogs don’t need to have a link to an XML feed: NetNewsWire works it out from the URL. Yay!

    But thanks for the heads-up; there was a chance I wouldn’t have seen that site. And thanks for not being as aggressive as other fans of Biased BBC, who’ve acted as if I invented the licence fee, and suggested that not having written about Biased BBC (yet) is another example of bias.

    nb, if it’s forgivable to link to one’s own writing here, this previous Weblog Watch might be of interest to Samizdaters:

    “Iran is a country being ruled by Islamic fundamentalists. Nepal is a country being ruled by royalist fundamentalists. Our situation is not different.”