|Katty and Katy|
I went to bed early last night knowing that I'd wake up about 2 am. And wake up around 2 am I duly did.
I watched BBC One's coverage for a couple of hours, rested my eyes for an hour, then watched a couple of hours more before having to go to work, thus missing the long-awaited Pennsylvania result.
It felt like the night of 23 June all over again.
I had my eye on the ever-busy Going Postal comments as I watched, many of which chimed well with my own impressions of the BBC's coverage.
There was much talk there of long faces in the BBC studio. (Some felt Andrew Neil was the exception, though others felt he shared the general look of gloom and shock.)
There were also many suggestions that various female BBC reporters looked as if they'd been crying. I don't usually hold with that, merely believing them, generally, to have been either tired, depressed or both tired and depressed. One BBC reporter in Mexico, however - a certain Katy Watson - most definitely did look as if she's been crying. She looked and sounded so depressed as she described the Mexican reaction to the growing likelihood of a Trump triumph that she really did make Newsnight's perpetually glum-looking Helen Thomas look like joy personified.
Those with time on their hands will find that Andrew Neil's co-presenter Katty Kay is worth re-watching. She's never exactly been 'Ms Impartiality' and she certainly wasn't last night. Her 'finest' contributions, however, were to say, at least twice, something to the effect of 'We didn't see this coming at all'. The exact words have slipped my memory but she definitely said 'we' and what followed is accurately paraphrased there.
Of course, her - or everyone like her at the BBC - not seeing it coming didn't stop her from, without so much as batting an eyelid, then going straight on to 'explain' why Donald Trump was winning and Hillary Clinton losing....as if she and they really had a clue what they were talking about.