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Scabrous Birdseed
05-07-2006, 08:36:06
1) Get anonymous writer who's never heard of the subject in the article hash together a few sentences.

2) Have him base his entire knowledge on a seven year old press release (http://www.freeworldent.com/dallas.html).

3) Publish the result on the net: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5144000.stm

Yes, Dallas Austin is most famous for producing a couple of Michael Jackson and Madonna "hits" that bombed. That's right. He's not one of the most successful commercial producers of the past decade.

King_Ghidra
05-07-2006, 08:40:54
http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/make_complaint_step1.shtml

Funko
05-07-2006, 08:41:57
Nah, the BBC editorial staff read every internet forum.

Scabrous Birdseed
05-07-2006, 08:53:33
I once complained to the BBC and got featured on that complaints show they used to have on TV that I can't remember the name of, and everyone was laughing at me. I'm not making that mistake again.

Funko
05-07-2006, 09:01:28
Points of View? :lol:

Debaser
05-07-2006, 09:25:48
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
I once complained to the BBC and got featured on that complaints show they used to have on TV that I can't remember the name of, and everyone was laughing at me. I'm not making that mistake again.

Really? I think that's quite cool. Did they use a cheesy voice actor to read out your complaint?

Funko
05-07-2006, 09:54:46
It's got more information than the Reuters story at least.

http://www.tiscali.co.uk/music/news/060704_dubai-court-jails-us-music-producer-in-drugs-case.html

Scabrous Birdseed
05-07-2006, 09:56:57
Originally posted by Debaser
Really? I think that's quite cool. Did they use a cheesy voice actor to read out your complaint?

Apparently... No-one informed me that I was going to be on so I missed it. Some of my friends saw it though and said it was done in a really camp way and that my name was totally mispronounced.

Kitsuki
05-07-2006, 09:58:13
:lol:

King_Ghidra
05-07-2006, 10:09:43
:lol:

that's quality. points of view was a sunday teatime classic