However, the BBC News channel on television is guilty of dubious editorial judgement. To spend the best part of thirty minutes with dubious face-to-face interviews of people for whom the interviewer's questions were at best asinine and at worst callous, then twenty minutes on Amy Winehouse "still dead" shock-and-awe with the same visuals repeated time after time and half-witted "showbiz journalist" commentary is doing a disservice to the huge number of other key issues squeezed into around thirty seconds before the sport:
- the apparent mass killings in a Stockport hospital;
- the ongoing famine in Africa;
- the potential economic meltdown caused by the American political classes reaching an impasse;
- the consequences of European attempts to stabilise the common currency zone;
- new revelations about the extent of media corruption; and
- not to mention, the performance of the England cricket team.
Time to exhume Lord Reith, perhaps.