Saturday, October 27, 2007

A Slipper Before A Fall

All the fuss about the BBC, it's budget and planned cuts in news came into sharp focus this morning. Watching BBC News 24 the newsreader (presenter?) said. "Maybe it's the cold summer or maybe it's the trend towards wooden floors, and no carpets, but slippers are making a comeback." They then had a 7 minute feature with a 'fashion expert' discussing the merits or otherwise of slippers. The BBC does itself no favours, presumably this item was sanctioned by the same journalists/producers who are fearful over their jobs?

5 comments:

Richard Evans said...

Here, high in the mountains of North Wales where the floors are made of slate slabs, a pair of sheepskin slippers are an essential part of a gentleman's winter wardrobe.
Couple them with a decent log-burner and you're all set for whatever the Welsh weather throws at you.

Birthday Girl said...

Hmmm, must be my age, but at least I can relate to a discussion about slippers (though maybe not one 7 minutes long), unlike much of the stuff you see on News 24 that seems to revolve around sport and so-called 'celebrities'.

Richard Havers said...

BG, I can relate to a discussion, I just can't get my head around it being news. Like you RE, slippers, along with several waistcoats and tweed jackets, are an essential p[art of the winter wardrobe here in the Scottish hills.

Tweed is the new black!

ian russell said...

I've got it the wrong way around all these years! I thought slippers were worn to preserve the carpets.

jmb said...

I'll look for this on BBC world. At least it wasn't people killing other people or nature causing destruction on the earth, so a bit of a relief. If they had seven minutes it must have been a slow in the disaster business.