We all make mistakes –editing mistakes, in the rush to tell a story.
So when the BBC made what they called a ‘chronological’ editing mistake of an event at the Olympics, they were quick to own up. Most viewers –unprovoked by the due-diligence that takes place in the blogosphere– will let it slide. But I find it ironic that criticism reigned down when the opening ceremony of the Beijing Games was found to have been digitally enhanced –an elegant euphemism for editing.
“Thankfully, it’s human beings that make TV and human beings that watch them,” said the Beeb spokesperson. He also called the humans “illogical, irrational and unfair.”
The Chinese could easily have said that.