Saturday 6 June 2015

Predictive image

Google can be uncanny sometimes.

Search for Dateline London on Google Chrome and it brings up the following box next to the results:

As you can see, the image isn't the programme's logo or presenter Gavin Esler, but the programme's most regular guest - Abdel Bari Atwan.

Spooky, eh?

Just thought I'd share that with you.

That said, he wasn't on today's programme!


Today's programme was actually very good.

I'd encourage you to listen in particular to the final discussion on Britain's responsibilities vis a vis the migrant crisis in the Med, and related immigration matters.

Jef McAllister and Maria Margaronis put the pro-'let them in' case'; Janet Daley and Bernard Burrell put the anti-'let them in' case, and a proper no-holds-barred debate ensured. 

We should be hearing more such debates on the BBC.

Yes, Gavin Esler's framing of the discussion and his lines of questioning placed him pretty squarely on the pro-'let them in', but then that's Gavin Esler (and BBC impartiality) for you! 

1 comment:

  1. Google bots seldom do anything without reason. I wonder if it aggregated associated imagery and chose to represent with that most used?


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