September 6, 2011

Dorries, the BBC, and caring what others might think…

Filed under: Uncategorized — madaxeman @ 4:32 pm

Nadine Dorries seems somewhat agitated here with the BBC’s apparent fondness for using Twitter.

She doesn’t seem to be aware that 48 hours might not be enough time for the Today Programme to organise a serious study, but then that’s hardly a surprise. Nadine Dorries and serious studies always seem to have such a turbulent relationionship, but that’s ok – it seems custody of the credibility always seems to end up in the right place in the end.

A few interesting points to note here would be that :

  • The Today team drew the listeners attention to the fact that this was not a scientific survey.
  • They were perfectly open about their methods.
  • They presented evidence supportive of both viewpoints.
  • They didn’t try to claim any grand conclusions on the back of their shakey research.

So no, I’m not surprised that she didn’t appreciate their efforts.

They also went out of their way to find out what the people thought, rather than blindly promoting their own personal views. I dare say that didn’t go down too well either.


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