September 20, 2004

CBS and typography, BBC and herpetology

Ray Girvan at the Apothecary's Drawer Weblog surveys Rathergate, and draws a parallel to the BBC's alleged three-headed frog.

Although the frog story probably involved some political motivations, it obviously doesn't have an impact like that of the Andrew Gilligan business or the more recent Rathergate. But the frog story, and the chatnanny story, and others like them, help us to understand why organizations like the BBC and CBS cling to indefensible positions long after a rational person might think that they should have let go. It's standard operating procedure. And, alas, it usually works for them.

Posted by Mark Liberman at September 20, 2004 10:15 AM