Sunday, August 21, 2011

Glastonbury 2011: Mail still banging on about the BBC there

What's fascinating about the Mail On Sunday's non-story about the BBC getting complimentary tickets for Glastonbury (40, of which they returned 13 and gave eight away as competition prizes) is not the story, but the fact that the Mail has disabled comments on the story.

Really, Mail? Happy to criticise the BBC, but unwilling to open the comments to allow responses to this?

You'll also note that the story is credited to "Mail On Sunday reporter" - so nobody at the paper is even brave enough to claim credit for the pointless tale.

You wonder: if nobody wants to admit writing the bilge, and nobody wants to moderate any responses to it, why would the paper have bothered running it in the first place?