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AIBU to say that Nikki Morrison and Sherrie Ryder of the BBC are lazy-assed 'journalists' and that it's possible that BBC have just ruined my oldest and closest friendship?

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RestlessTraveller Wed 14-Jun-17 20:58:43

Yes it's a TAAT, but it's a thread about MY thread. So for thise of you who haven't read my previous thread, I was due to be a bridesmaid on Saturday when my best friend decided she couldn't go through with it and I posted on here for some advice about what to do.

The MN massive provided me with some excellent advice and we got through an extremely difficult day. I received an email from MNHQ to say they had received a media request from the BBC who wanted to run the story, I politely declined. Now it would appear they have run the story and they have quoted me (and other posters on the thread) without my permission. Yes, I realise this is a public thread and that's they didn't need my permission but I'm still pissed off!

So I just needed to call the bride and tell her why her story in on the BBC website and needless to say she is not a happy bunny. Yes I know I deserve it but I REALLY needed advice!

Anyway BBC, YOU ARE CUNTS AND I WANT MY LICENSE FEE BACK! ( Bet they don't publish this thread)

Squirmy65ghyg Wed 14-Jun-17 21:01:46

Wow. That's... Wow

Dawnedlightly Wed 14-Jun-17 21:02:57

That's awful. flowers

TheNoseyProject Wed 14-Jun-17 21:04:07

Shit! Really sorry to hear that. I know it's s public forum but people post for genuine needed advice and being exploited like this will prevent that.

scaryteacher Wed 14-Jun-17 21:04:49

MN are going to have to do something about this soon, or they'll be losing posters in droves.

Topuptheglass Wed 14-Jun-17 21:04:49

Even though you said no, they still quoted you?

Shocking.

AyeAmarok Wed 14-Jun-17 21:06:35

I hope your friendship recovers, Restless. You are a good friend and, from what I saw of your thread anyway, you defended your friend admirably when people were calling her all sorts.

ExplodedCloud Wed 14-Jun-17 21:07:40

Oh I saw this earlier on the BBC website and thought it was out of order.

FannyWisdom Wed 14-Jun-17 21:11:42

I would want more than license fee.

What a scummy thing for the BBC.

OhtoblazeswithElvira Wed 14-Jun-17 21:13:14

Please complain OP! We hold the BBC to a different standard to the Daily Mail and rightly so.

GlitteryFluff Wed 14-Jun-17 21:14:21

Oh how awful
Hope you and your friend can get past this.
I don't see what you did wrong though, you were trying to help and everyone involved wouldn't have had a clear head iyswim?

RestlessTraveller Wed 14-Jun-17 21:14:27

The issue is I don't think I can complain without completely outing myself.

MargoChanning Wed 14-Jun-17 21:15:38

If it's any consolation, when you google Sherie Ryder, this post is the third thing that comes up on Google! So hopefully that will have career implications for her.

hackmum Wed 14-Jun-17 21:16:01

OP, you posted on a public forum read by thousands of people. There was always a chance that your post was going to be read by your friend or people who know your friend.

caffeinestream Wed 14-Jun-17 21:16:42

Surely the BBC can quote anything they like from a public forum?

I don't think they need MNHQ's permission!

Beelzebop Wed 14-Jun-17 21:16:53

There are things that I would not post here now. Unless something can be done it will kill the inherent spirit of support which we have built.

RestlessTraveller Wed 14-Jun-17 21:17:41

Caffienestream if you read my post I said exactly that.

PrivatePike Wed 14-Jun-17 21:17:45

Hmmm. I don't have loads of sympathy tbh, sorry.

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-Jun-17 21:18:37

But isn't the moral of the story don't share anything on MN that you don't want to reach a wider audience? Once it's out there it's out there. Plus it wasn't even your story it was your friend's. Maybe they didn't even want it on MN.

It was all quite outing anyway from what I read of the thread.

PrivatePike Wed 14-Jun-17 21:18:53

You chose to publish the whole thing on flipping Mumsnet, surely you were aware of journalists on here, or even just the fact the subject (on AIBU no less!) would get loads of clicks

DonkeyOaty Wed 14-Jun-17 21:19:18

I can't see it on the bbc website. Been taken down?

Maudlinmaud Wed 14-Jun-17 21:20:17

WOh! That's bad!
Restless I'm so sorry for you and everyone involved. It is however perfectly legal I presume. flowers anyway.

PrivatePike Wed 14-Jun-17 21:20:40

And now another thread about it all...

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-Jun-17 21:21:10

Is the original thread still there?

caffeinestream Wed 14-Jun-17 21:21:17

I know, but I don't understand why you're surprised or pissed off.

Haven't people learned by the numerous threads that have appeared in the Fail not to write identifiable stuff on here?

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