BBC takes advantage of Burwood School incident to push economic downturn meme

Hours after our previous blog post about the 10-year-old boy who hospitalised two of his teachers, in which were the only entity to provide details of the school and its circumstances, the BBC has followed our lead and updated its report to include the details covered in our post.

BBC London despatched reporter Paul Curran to report from outside an empty Burwood School on Saturday afternoon and share some of the details published on AM.  However, the BBC journalist has shamelessly taken advantage of the situation to further the corporation’s line on the economic downturn (code for cuts).  We have posted the details of this over on the Biased BBC blog, where AM is now a contributor.

4 Responses to “BBC takes advantage of Burwood School incident to push economic downturn meme”


  1. 1 Span Ows 08/01/2012 at 8:46 am

    Great work AM. I have posted and linked.

  2. 2 Ralph Musgrave 08/01/2012 at 12:41 pm

    Also, the BBC described the beating up of the two teachers on the news yesterday as an “accident”.

  3. 3 Brian H 09/01/2012 at 2:40 pm

    These teachers need to attend karate classes before being put back in the classrooms!

    Edit query: “in which were the only entity” … Is that meant to be “we’re”? Or “we were”? I guess you can get away with a Royal We to justify the mismatch of plural subject and singular object. But a very ‘foozin’ sentence altogether.

  4. 4 JuliaM 10/01/2012 at 11:02 am

    The local paper has interviewed a few locals, for some ‘vox pop’ reactions.


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