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Has BBC news given up copy editing?

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Tech (MNHQ) Mon 26-Jan-09 14:28:35

From news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7851031.stm:

And Dr Carel Le Roux, an obesity expert at Imperial College, whose been carrying out experiments to see if he can make thin people fat, said: "It's very important to know that it's not the reason why we're seeing a major epidemic of obesity.

One despairs. One really does. wink

mimsum Mon 26-Jan-09 19:07:33

unfortunately a lot of broadcast journalists can't spell properly because as long as it sounds right (and that would sound fine if it were said out loud) then no-one would notice - when I was working there, the website bods would just lift our stuff without changing anything

it used to make me shudder seeing some of my colleagues' scripts though - so much for "words are the tool of my trade" hmm

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