the BBC – the voice of reason?

Apparently not, if the title of this web page is anything to go by:

BBC news - Hysterical, deluded and thoroughly English

Yes, it is a page from the BBC website and it is entitled:

BBC News – Hysterical, deluded and thoroughly English.


Of course, the problem is that all the BBC web pages start by announcing who they are; then, if it’s a news story, the headline – or some variation thereon – follows. The story is, indeed, entitled, Hysterical, deluded and thoroughly English (it’s about the English fooling themselves into thinking they have a chance in the World Cup).

Interestingly, at the moment, the comments suggest that it’s the media who generate the expectations, not the actual English public, so perhaps the page title isn’t too inaccurate after all.

Author: don't confuse the narrator

Exploring the boundary between writer and narrator through first person poetry, prose and opinion

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