BBC Makes Horrendous Errors, But Still Not Looking For Proofreader

Funny story written by Monkey Woods

Friday, 21 February 2020

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The BBC: they don't know what day of the week it is!

The BBC has been criticised over the standard of its online news reporting after a bitter man noticed two errors side-by-side in its Sports section this morning.

Moys Kenwood, 56, a frustrated proofreader, opened up the computer at the school where he works, and was verily startled as his eagle-like eyes were drawn to the embarrassing mistakes.

One, in a headline about Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 victory over Espanyol on Thursday night, quite clearly spoke of the match having taken place "on Tuesday".

The other, next to the first, was a report on Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Club Bruges. The headline read:

"Solskjaer says Man Utd were sloppy in win".

Kenwood said:

"We're talking about the BBC, here. I see similar diabolical mistakes every day on their website, but each time I write to them, and tell them they need a proofreader, they choose to ignore me."

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