Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Strange takedown on BBC blog

The following excerpt appeared today on the right-hand side of various BBC blogs:

The link points to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/andrewharding/2011/03/squabble_over_mandelas_missing.html

But when you click on it, Mandela's [what?] is not the only thing that's missing. The post itself has been taken down from Andrew's blog.

Libel threat? Quick change of mind for extra fact-checking? BBC risk-aversion? I wonder. Quite strange that the post remains highlighted in the "Latest from BBC Blogs" on all the other reporters' blog pages (and for that matter, on Andrew's too).

Maybe we'll find out if we keep refreshing the page long enough.