Wall to wall coverage of the Queen’s Jubilee Thames Flotilla has run down the BBC’s useable stock of vacuous comments. Much commentary was by News24 staff, trained in the art of high-volume repetition and ... speaking ... nonsense ... and ... bollocks ... very ... slowly about not ... very ... much ... at ... all.
Unfortunately, even experienced hands like the legendary Matthew Amroliwala, who's arborial delivery leads many first-time News24 viewers to assume he's just had a stroke,fell by the wayside under the torrent of nothingness upon which they were obliged to comment. The reporter casualty-rate meant some Olympic reporters had to be drafted in as late substitutes.
'Some historic, iconic words, such as ‘historic' and ‘iconic' are suffering from repetitive strain injury and are in serious doubt as starters for the historic, iconic summer games – ouch!” said Head of BBC Sport John Roberts this afternoon.