Newsnight: time for more despair!

The BBC’s flagship televisual news programme gets it wrong yet again when it comes to compiling a simple markets round up.

The FTSE-100 actually finished down 0.80 points on Valentines day 2008, not 80 points.

This follows a debacle in late November of not one but two cock-ups on consecutive nights. Radio 4 made the same faux pas while Newsnight editor Peter Barron admitted the mistake had been a repeat of earlier events.

For international readers: this is what a $7bn per annum state-funded broadcaster gets you!

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One Response to “Newsnight: time for more despair!”

  1. Guido is one sharp cookie « MusingMarket’s Blog Says:

    […] oft-forgotten, hardly-up-to-date little blog got a mention at Guido Fawkes thanks to the post about Newsnight. Thanks […]

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