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How NOT to make me trust 'the news'

jab1
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How NOT to make me trust 'the news'

I don't read the 'news' very often, but just clicked this one - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56831212 out of interest, and the final lines make me wonder just how trustworthy these 'comparison' sites really are, or for that matter, the BBC.

How much is the rest of the 'report' - based on a 2,000 'sample' worth?

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Re: How NOT to make me trust 'the news'


@jab1 wrote:

...the final lines make me wonder....


Patchy mobile signals mean it may be some time before full-fibre broadband is rolled out to all homes, Mr Baker said.

Indeed, that's making no sense at all.  Huh

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Re: How NOT to make me trust 'the news'

@jab1 I saw that and wondered if Mr Baker of Uswitch either doesn't have a clue about phone lines, mobiles and internet or he has been totally mis-reported by the BBC. A lot of it didn't make sense or was totally wrong.🙄

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@RealAleMadrid One of the reasons I have a very healthy disrespect for 'news' sources anywhere these days - the standard of reporting and editing has fallen through the floor.

I suspect there is truth in both of your assumptions - these 'spokespersons' have little understanding of what they speak about - although I can't understand why, if members of the general public can spot the carp from 50 miles - and the BBC is an expert at misrepresentation.

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Re: How NOT to make me trust 'the news'

@RealAleMadrid 

Maybe somebody should send him an email and ask him. 😋

Nick Baker

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Nick is the content editor for Uswitch's telecoms products, writing about and appearing in the media as a spokesperson and expert on broadband and TV services. He's covered annual broadband price increases and quarterly Ofcom complaints data, as well as all the latest TV releases and how to watch the football on TV for the best price.

nick.baker@uswitch.com

Nick Baker: Uswitch Tech Editorial Content Editor


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Gawd help Uswitch if that's the level of their editorial staffs intelligence.😁

John