I had thought that maybe the problems with reporting the tsunami in Japan were partly due to the language barrier, but it looks to me more systematic than that. Spotted this gem today:
Headline: ‘Full blown crisis’
Quote: “The good news is, they are not allowing it to become a full-blown crisis,”
The headline implies the exact opposite of the quote. FFS. It doesn’t seem to say who wrote the article but stuff like this should never get past editors.
EDIT: After I complained it looks like the BBC have fixed the headline. Unfortunately I can’t find an archived copy of the page in its original form. Google’s cached copy has been updated but there is a copy/pasted version on the XFM website. Bottom of the 5th paragraph. In future I will take screenshots.
To be fair to the BBC they do at least do corrections when people complain.
EDIT: Found an original copy with the bad headline in it: http://news.myjoyonline.com/business/201106/68468.asp