There was an interesting little BBC-on-BBC exchange a few minutes ago on the BBC News Channel (re the latest appointments to Donald Trump's team). It began like this:
Maxine Mawhinney: Well, I seem to be asking this question a lot, but any sign of a woman yet?David Willis (laughing): Not much. No. It's pretty white and old, and that's sort of the complexion we're seeing so far.
Then came a very 'BBC' moment as David Willis suddenly remembered that 'one degree of separation' is required from a BBC journalist when expressing their opinions; so David immediately restated what they'd both just said in classic BBC 'others say'-speak.
David Willis: 'White, middle-aged men' is the way it's being characterised thus far.
Yes, David, so it has been characterised - by you and Maxine, just now, on the BBC News Channel, in front of our very own eyes!