Peter Sissons, the veteran newsreader who announced his retirement last month, has launched a withering attack on the BBC - claiming standards have fallen and accusing producers of being too mired in political correctness to do anything about it.Eh..?
It's considered 'politically incorrect' to point out to someone that their work isn't up to standard now? When did that happen?
Writing in The Mail on Sunday today, he says: 'At today's BBC, a complaint I often heard from senior producers was that they dared not reprimand their subordinates for basic journalistic mistakes - such as getting ages, dates, titles and even football scores wrong - it being politically incorrect to risk offending them.'I wonder, does that apply in private industry too, or only in the public teat-suckling environs of the Beeb and other public sector jobs?
If Jenkins is employed to make round widgets, and turns out lots of oval ones instead, are the foremen all huddling over in the corner, wailing 'I just don't know how to tell him!? What should we do?', I wonder?
If so, we've made a bit of a rod for our own backs, then, when teh bestest edumacated generation evah comes into the job market, haven't we?
Still, someone might like to point out to the Beeb managers that if the worst they do is set up Facebook groups and whine about how unfair it all is, they've got nothing to lose by growing a pair and pointing their mistakes out to them, have they?