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Chilean miners – The lumbering pace of the BBC’s rescue coverage

October 14, 2010 Leave a comment

The sense of relief was shared by miners, family and reporters alike

The Chilean miners news coverage should have been a model exercise for 24 hour news coverage.  Long uneventful waits were repeatedly punctuated by triumphant scenes as each miner was winched to the surface. 

But judging by some of the BBC news channel’s coverage yesterday, it seemed as if those reporting were taken by suprise at what an easy job they had on their hands.

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