Especially if you know some of the personalities involved. Kudos whoever you are.
You know, I'm getting a bit fed up of all the holier than thou falling on swords that's going round at the moment.
It started with Greg Dyke and a few others over the WMD sexed up document. The effing Blue Peter cat naming scandal. The GMTV holiday phone in scam. The late night 'weirdo's phone in trying to win money' scam. The Comedy Awards phone in scam, the Yentob plagiarism accusations and Queensgate or Crowngate or whatever you want to call it.
Enough already! It's becoming the medias own sexed up WMD. Rap a few knuckles and move on. Nobody cares! Yes there seems to have been an endemic culture of using phone in's to boost revenue, and not always above board. We get it.
But no more of the sack cloth and ashes and finger pointing. Please? Fire who needs to be fired quietly and quickly and move on.
A couple of interesting points arose during my perusual of the 2006 BBC accounts. Yes I am that anal!
The BBC make almost as much from selling magazines as they do from selling programmes abroad. That's got to tell you something right there.
The average pay increase for BBC staff was 4.9%. Nice work if you can get it.
From a 3 Billion income, 2 Billion went on transmitted programming. By my calculations that leaves 1 Billion which didn't go on transmitted programming. I wonder what it went on? I would look but I'm not THAT anal!
But it seems to me that if Mark Thompson is looking for drastic cuts, eating into that 1 Billion would be a good place to start.
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