You may have noticed this story yesterday as it was a lead story on the BBC News website for much of the day:
The Comments thread below it is chock-a-block with people slamming the BBC's reporting. The highest-rated comment, for example, says, "This has been debunked time and time again. When variables such as the actual job done, the hours worked, experience, qualifications and age are taken into account the mythical gender pay gap suddenly disappears. Stop peddling this nonsense, BBC." The reporter's Twitter feed has also been filling up with similar complaints.
All I'd add is that, checking NewsSniffer, it took 12 hours after the piece was first published for the following 'balancing' paragraph to be added:
There was some criticism of the way the data was presented, some made the point that men are paid more than women in certain companies because they are in higher-paid positions.
I suspect she'd been looking at some of the feedback she'd been getting and thought she'd better add it.