Saturday, November 06, 2010

A lack of self-awareness

Not a few people have said to me how enjoyable it is listening to the BBC, now that the journalists are off the air. And now we see a comment in The Independent where, of their DG they say, "Everything that Mark Thompson seems to do only undermines the morale in his newsrooms and leaves the BBC's journalists feeling that they are lions led by donkeys."

We could go with the idea that they have a great deal in common with the stuff that comes out of their back ends, but not in a million years could you consider BBC journos "lions". If that is their self-image, then you can see why we have problems.

But the good news is that they are set for more strikes. The bad news is that they don't realise it's good news.