Friday, 31 August 2007

The media - aaaaah!!

I do hate it when a few journalists let others down. A story published today reflects an interview I and others were in. The journalist neglects to mention that he interviewed us some weeks ago, prior to performance data being available and he also failed to follow up nearer print time. The results are now here! There are glaring factual errors in the story - maybe next time he interviews us for a story he may want to check facts. It would really help if he had put at least one word down in the notebook he held the whole time - it remained blank for the entire one and a half hour interview! Perhaps it was designed to give us confidence in his reporting ability - if this was so - it failed! When a whole country is trying so hard to improve standards it can be demoralising when parts of the story are not accurate.

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