Saturday, 30 January 2010

Breaking news

Star Japanese student returns home from class...

Bad news

I am a bit of a news junkie. The TV channel I watch most is BBC News 24 (is it still called that?). I've become increasingly concerned over the years at the quality of news on offer in the UK, so I only watch the BBC. Even so, news bulletins seem to be mostly taken up with who's murdered whom, who's in court, that sort of thing. The only useful news bulletins seem to be on the BBC World Service, on the radio, which I listen to at 4 or 5 a.m. Yesterday I watched a bit of the coverage on BBC News 24 of Tony Blair's evidence at the Chilcot inquiry, but was staggered to see a "breaking news" item which interrupted the sports bulletin to show Blair returning to his house. This is news?