In the wake of John Humphrys's magnificent interview with Gordon Brown, how does the BBC News website choose to headline its main story, based on that very interview?:
Tory plans built on myth - BrownNo quotation marks you'll have noticed!
The blurb beneath does use quotation marks, but also spins us a dynamic Brown, who "tells" the BBC that Conservative economic policies are built on a 'myth' - "tells" not "claims"! - and "hits back at criticism of his tax plans" - "hits back" not "defends"!!
Conservative economic policies are built on a "myth", Gordon Brown tells the BBC as he hits back at criticism of his tax plans.This would be more a more accurate way of describing what actually happened:
The BBC News website is a law unto itself.
Conservative economic policies are build on a "myth", Gordon Brown claims in a BBC interview as he is forced to defend his tax plans.