BBC News errors, is this the worst?

Normally known for its high quality reporting, the BBC News website appears to be suffering an attack of the gremlins today. Without commenting too much on the content of the story, which is undeniably appalling, just read this leading paragraph:

The sister of a man who died after confronting youths who threw litter into her car has sais she is finding ahrd to come to terms with her death.

I kid you not. This was on the website at 2pm today and the entire article followed with a string of errors, poor grammar and bad spelling abounded! Click here to read the article, but keep in mind that some sharp eyed editor may be just about to correct the mistakes. Unfortunately, I do have a copy of that page as it currently is… BBC News Article

Let’s assume that it was typed from shorthand notes, eh? Doesn’t seem to show much respect for the people in the story, mind you.

2 thoughts on “BBC News errors, is this the worst?

  • 19 August, 2007 at 11:05 am

    it is absolutely amazing that this has happened i mean i thought you had to smart to work for the BBC

  • 27 August, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Hiya Elliot… smart is as smart does (or was that a line from a film?) – I see the BBC have amended their error now, and not a moment too soon, in my opinion 🙂

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