February 14th, 2014

BBC Redefines “Exclusive”, Denies Change in Crediting Policy

Following MediaGuido’s report on the Lobby becoming increasingly frustrated with the BBC’s failure to credit their “sources”, hacks are noticing a welcome change in policy at the Beeb:

BBC spokesperson insists to MediaGuido.com that there hasn’t been any change in guidance to journalists, incoherently claiming:

“We always aim to provide an online link to the original source on an exclusive story.”  

Redefining the accepted definition of an “exclusive” somewhat…


  1. 1
    C.O.Jones says:

    “We always aim to provide an online link to the original source on an exclusive story.”

    Does that mean it is for web based stories only and they can continue as per normal with their other media?

  2. 2
    BBC and Daily Mail says:

    Aren’t our pretend-fights fun!

    Keep the lefties and righties occupied and at each other, while we continue to suck up and soak in the cash.

    Your turn now Greedo, or hasn’t Murdoch’s cheque cleared yet?

  3. 3
    Spartacus says:

    you heard it here first

  4. 4
    Bricktop says:

    Nick Robinson is a cock. Cock Robinson.

  5. 5
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:


  6. 6
    pondlife says:

    there just aren’t enough stories to go round

  7. 7
    Anon....... says:

    So will we see “LieLabor sources” say
    “LieLabour Manipulation” states
    “Our In House Rag The Guardian” says
    “Biased Broadcasting Company” states

    Somehow I don’t think so……..nothing will change with this shower
    of Bloated Lefties until the Current Charter is declared Null & Void then
    they are made to live in the real world, not the luxury of unending
    purlioned funds extracted by draconian force, or else, from everyone.

  8. 8
    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    Sgt Bilko requires an apology for identity theft!

  9. 9
    Big-bottomed girl says:

    Can I have my bike saddle back please?

  10. 10
    Brock says:

    We need a cull of journalists.

  11. 11
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:


  12. 12
    Ian Smith says:

    Universal Credit will be delivered on time and on budget, although I may now be the only person who believes this.

  13. 13
    Tim Farton, President of the Cockroach Party says:

  14. 14
    Plagiarist says:

    I agree with Nick.

  15. 15
    Shooty* says:

    Couldn’t resist a dig, could he?
    Take the criticism in a dignifed way? NEVER! Why do that when I can smear the Mail?

  16. 16
    BOOOORING !!! says:

    <B<BOOOORING !!!

  17. 17
    stijbob says:

    Things are heating up on Twitter about journalism as the IPO value wanes and users like the old style rather than the new. This sort of thing has been going on for centuries.

  18. 18
    +1 says:

    Maybe The Daily Mail could start a petition.

  19. 19
    BBC Exclusive: BBC Credits Indy in story says:

    BBC Credited Indy on an exclusive story it ran today.

    h/t Guido Fawkes Blog

  20. 20
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    I’ll make some cucumber sandwiches, dear.

  21. 21
    Mr Oddbod says:

    Bit odd that Guido is going on about journalistic integrity but won’t allow comments on that sinister post before this one where some of his shady backers try to attack UKIP after they murdered the fucking Tories in the election yesterday.

  22. 22
    David Cameron says:

    I cannot keep my promises in another coalition after 2015…

  23. 23
    Nick Clegg says:

    From 2015 I will be agreeing with Ed

  24. 24
    Jeremiah says:

    Funnily is was link on the BBC many years ago that led me to this blog I think it was about 8/9 years ago, so I thought I must go on there and see what it’s all about, the unmentionable one was PM, I had lost faith in him by 2000, it has been quite enjoyable. I must say I started to hope that Brown (unfortunately) might take over, B’Liar was just an actor and little else (his speaches sounded as if he was in a Shakespear play, to me very annoying), the period of two open goals, B’Liar and Brown. I may not agree with everything posted by the Two Geedes, I am willing to argue my corner if needs be, I will say that I haven’t been a Liebore blog, but I bet they aren’t as eye opening as this blog.

  25. 25
    C.O.Jones says:

    Have not paid the telly tax for the last six years now. I do not reply to their deluge of threatening mail, I just tear it up and throw it in the bin. The more they send me the better, it adds to their costs.

    Plenty of youtube vids showing how to treat these highly aggressive telly tax collectors and put them in their place.

  26. 26
    Vince Cable says:

    I reckon I will too

  27. 27
    The Labour Party says:

    UKIP are polling just enough to keep the Tories out of Downing Street in 2015.

    It’s all going to plan.

  28. 28
    Hackneyed Hippo says:

    Oi Bilko, I’m here innit!

  29. 29
    David steel says:

    “Go back to your constituencies and prepare for a damned good thrashing”

  30. 30
    Zac Photocopier says:

    Poor UKIP. Always the bridesmaid never the bride.

    You have to wonder if they’ll ever have a victory, instead of the “victory” like yesterday

  31. 31
    Questions of our time says:

    Why is Jeremy Hunt on the news dressed as a nurse?

  32. 32
    Wake up & vote UKIP says:

    Lol, do you think you’ll be electable by then matey. You’ll be back to being Declan Donnelly’s stunt double.

  33. 33
    Wait - what! says:

    The Mail doesn’t suck up any of my cash whereas the BBC demand it from me with menaces.

  34. 34
    C.O.Jones says:

    I never comment on a blog that censors my posting. ALL leftie blogs I have been on do this. Guido’s modbot is there to remove specific words. Most of the regulars realise this and work around it.

    To have a posting deliberately removed because it does not comply with the dictat of the host is where I say goodbye. Let them stew in their loneliness.

  35. 35
    Jeremiah says:

    Geedes has to do what The Master says, if he and his minions say attack XYZ, Geedes attacks XYZ, verbally that is not physically, he who pays the piper names the tune, there was a change when The Master stopped backing UKIP and started backing the Cons.

  36. 36
    C.O.Jones says:

    Look at the trend Zac.

  37. 37
    Jeremiah says:

    You’d like some of that little David?

  38. 38
    C.O.Jones says:

    That change happened almost overnight. It was strange, I do recall.

  39. 39
    lojolondon says:

    When the BBC copy the story it is no longer ‘exclusive’ so under their own rules they do not have to provide a link – geddit?

  40. 40
    Jeremiah says:

    Nobody believed you in the first place Ian, is it still an omnishambles?

  41. 41
    Jeremiah says:

    Jonesy, as I said I have never been on one, I am well aware that certain words delete a blog as is anything regards 8illy, I miss the little chap but he did get some stick. I am not really bothered whether I get deleted or not, but some deletions seem a little odd.

  42. 42
    Bonar Law says:

    “A BBC spokesperson …” Ugh. Politically correct tosh. You mean, Guido, “A BBC spokesman …” – the gramatically correct generic term.

  43. 43
    BBC and Daily Mail says:

    Fair enough, but they’re all the same public school bumgirls who are only interested in each other and not about us. Rely on each other for stories, slots on the comment programmes, tips about the best fusion cuisine restaurants and placements for their kids. Geeds and Owen Jones have fun with their mutual masturbaion tweets but they wouldn’t hang each other by the heels and slit throats.

  44. 44
    Dave from Witney says:

    Look here chaps I’ve worked out that UKIP will deliver a Labour Victory in 2015 hence my Plan B(intervention in the debate)unveiled this week to piss off the Scots and ensure that Scotland votes YES in the Independence Referendum and if Labour win in 2015 they cease to have a majority 1 January 2016 when Scotland becomes independent and 60 plus Labour and 6 LibDem MPs cease to be members of parliament at Westminster. There will have to be another election I will be summoned to form a government. People will have had 8 months of Labour chaos and an added bonus is that it will be Labour who has had to negotiate with Salmond and SNP and thus get the blame from all sides…..superb master plan eh ??

  45. 45
    Jeremiah says:

    They used to say that about the Liberals years ago, with UKIP the voting system is against them just as it is against the Liberals, far too many jobbies for life constituencies with the two main parties.

  46. 46
    The most amusing claim ever says:

    That will no longer be your worry Dave as firstly you wont win the election and the Tories will be out of power and secondly by 6am on Fri 8 May 2015 you will no longer be Prime Minister or Leader of the Tory Party

  47. 47
    Jeremiah says:

    Stop throwing a blanket over it Dave

  48. 48
    Jeremiah says:

    Male or female?

  49. 49
    Jeremiah says:

    Well women like to be chairman, actor, spokesman, director etc their voice and dress show that they are female

  50. 50
    Jeremiah says:


  51. 51
    Uncle Joe says:

    I think the phrase you’re looking for is the ‘moribund elements of the reactionary class and their hangers on’?
    If I have to tell you what to do with them at this stage then things are not going well.

  52. 52
    Uncle Joe says:

    A Universal Omnishambles I think you’ll find. Just shoot him and a few his team that will get it back on track. Better still introduce a Universal State Work programme if you refuse to work you’re an enemy of the state and you know what I do with those.

  53. 53
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    I have no idea what you’re talking about?

  54. 54
    Butch Dave says:

    Women are unnecessary

  55. 55
    Jeffrey Bernard says:


  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Then again, perhaps they only ever ‘backed’ UKIP to scare Dave into keeping to the (hard) right?

  57. 57

    Ho ho ho…

    We Fool You to Rule You!

    Ho ho ho’s….

  58. 58
    Kriss Huhne says:

    I wish I could say the same but am now living in oblivion….

  59. 59
    Nick Bogginson's Same Auld Tricks. says:

    Typical BBC leeches. They don’t pay for ideas or credit them. Scum!

  60. 60
    Anonymous says:

    The mail does not claim its stories on Mondays that come from the Sunday papers to be exclusive

  61. 61
    NE Frontiersman says:

    Plagiarism, or just pomposity? They probably feel with all sincerity that ‘what they know not is not knowledge'; a story only acquires significance once they have deigned to notice it, even if it’s weeks after everyone else.

  62. 62
    NE Frontiersman says:

    It can’t be true; he looks so friendly.

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    Such are the stone-age reactionaries, instead of one useful/cover-all word, they would use terms such, Madam Chairman or Lady Spokesman or Mrs/Miss/Ms fireman. As if this was 1814?

  64. 64
    By the way says:

    Is not nicking other folks ideas general office/business Practice?

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    God what a pathetic bunch of squabbling children they all are!

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