Sunday, August 27, 2006

 

Guardian Front Page: “C4 ‘too downmarket’ ITV chief says”

My moderate and meaningful reaction to that headline* from the boss of It’s TackyVision yesterday: ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha no, really.

It’s possible he may have a point about Channel 4, but he should have got someone else to make it. For their own sake, there are some pots that really have to keep quiet about ‘the kettle problem’. Besides, selling off bits of the BBC because it works? Sigh. ‘If a public service is popular, it must be privatised, because public services should only be looked down on’. He’s just jealous because BBC1 makes ITV1 look bad… No, hang on, that’s too backhanded a compliment. It’s everything on ITV1 that makes ITV1 look bad. It’s just that BBC1’s starting to demonstrate again that popular can be a synonym for ‘brilliant’ rather than ITV1’s definition of it as ‘shit’.


*That headline appeared on the front page of The Guardian’s print edition yesterday; you’ll notice that the online edition doesn’t use it. It’s possible I may have discovered the first ever statement too ridiculous to be put on the Internet.

Comments:
Indeed. My own translation was: "How dare Channel 4 try to steal [both of] our viewers."
 
So, in my two year absense from watching broadcast TV, ITVs still not got any better then?

I buy the Dr Who DVDs when they come out, and read responses to them (mostly on LibDem blogs) when they're broadcast.

ITV thinks C4 is downmarket? Ah, no. C4 actually tries to broadcast some stuff that requires a braincell.
 
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