So, the BBC news website has published an article about a piece of research that the public trust big media much more than blogs.

Scroll down to the bottom of the article and they mention that 'The Girl With A One Track Mind' was recently outed as Zoe Williams.

Erm…no, wrong person.

Unfortunately there is no comment box for us poor, untrustworthy bloggers to correct them.

(In another story they refer to a common bacteria as 'rabbit flu', which is wrong on *so* many levels).

10 thoughts on “Ironic.”

  1. Make a cup of tea, pick up a book, and as you sit down, think: “people are doing this with MY book that I wrote right now!” Then switch off and relax for a bit.I'd call that a win 🙂

    (maybe a biscuit too)

  2. In an act of accuracy (we have to be accurate when critiquing you know) every single BBC page has a link on it where you can notify them of errors… in fact if you hit the 'contact us' link you can submit a form that lets the journo know their error… or the direct link is

    I use it quite often and 99% of the time the error is corrected in a matter of hours.

    Cracking blog by the way – found you via BBC News! 🙂


  3. no, she was outed BY some prudish girl on work experience from university with the Sunday Times. I forget her exact name.Zoe Williams has done rather a nice interview/article with The Girl though.

  4. To clarify:I was OUTED by a journalist at the Sunday Times newspaper; as a result of this outing and because I wished to desensationalise the story, I was then INTERVIEWED by a journalist (Zoe Williams) at the Guardian newspaper.

    Just to clear up the matter, like.

    Tom, the irony of this BBC piece, does not escape me, believe me.; I laughed my head off when I saw it. What's the first rule of journalism? Oh yes, 'get your facts straight'; something us bloggers have the tendency of doing on a regular basis…

  5. I notice the article has now been amended… it has the correct name, but they've removed the comment about my being 'outed'.A girl can't win either way…

  6. It's hardly suprising to see a big media outlet publish an article saying that the public prefer big media as apposed to blogs.I tend to use both sources, big media to get the details and then blogs to find out what happened from people affected or opinions from people who I trust and know better than some nameless writer who is being paid (and edited).

  7. Abby, I'm not a reader of your blog but I just wanted to let you know that you've got my support. The media coverage you've been given is unfair and nasty. And if any guys in the future think you're a slapper then they're rubbish. It doesn't sound like you've done anything that most gals don't do. And at some point in a relationship you come clean about these things (in my experience that's a third or fourth month chat). You're just going to be honest up front -and isn't that preferable? For you I mean. No more worries about how the 'chat' will go.You're an honest feminist. Men (not all but plenty of them) aren't going to like you. And sadly men are the ones who're in power. I love what you said in the interview. I wish you would do more interviews with interviewers like Zoe Williams, someone I'm also a big fan of. I don't think there are many more journo's like her though.

  8. I think that this article is a classic case of massaging the survey data to get the result you want….I suspect that they asked various random people “which do you trust more? Big media or blogs?”. I also suspect that at least 50% of the people they asked didn't have a clue what blogs were, or thought that they were peoples' personal online diaries. Obviously these people are going to say the big media…..

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