Thursday 20 November 2014

Spot the Difference


(h/t Bishop Hill): BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin's latest BBC News website article, timemarked "20 November 2014 Last updated at 07:33", contains the following passage:


A cached image of an earlier version of the same article, bearing the identical timemark, says something a little different:


It looks as if Roger Harrabin had second thoughts about using such loaded language to describe Nigel Lawson's organisation and enacted what we tend to call in these parts a 'stealth edit'. 

3 comments:

  1. Yes - he should have written "fossil fuel and nuclear lobby group".

    Dan Read

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    1. As we modern social media types say, Dan: LOL!

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  2. From now on I shall refer to Greenpeace and all those "Green" organizations as lobby groups of various (dis)orders. And I will refer to Harrabin as a political activist with a byline.

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