When the neighbour's dog started barking, this BBC executive shot it dead
roars the headline on the Mail's front page. A BBC executive has shot a dog? Ken Dodd's dad's dog?*
Oh, hang on a minute:
Ex-TV chief gunned down neighbours dog after becoming annoyed at early morning barking
says the headline when you get to the page and the article itself, written by trusty Mail staffer Andrew "M Beat featuring General" Levy.**
So how has a "BBC executive" turned into an "ex-TV chief" all of a sudden? I'm sure Levy can lead us through the thickets here with his trusty machete:
A retired TV executive shot dead his neighbour's dog after becoming annoyed at its early morning barking.
Whoa there! Wait a ruddy minute. So this person is retired? So they don't work for the BBC at all? Yet they're labelled as 'BBC executive' in utterly enormous great big socking letters on the front page of the Mail's website? What kind of oversight is that? Or is this just yet another tedious example of the Mail v BBC agenda, tainting someone who's shot a dog with the BBC branding in order to smear the corporation even more than usual? "See, look at the tax-funded bastards with their impressive website that runs at a decent speed and doesn't have a shedload of celebrity toss down the right-hand side masquerading as women's features, but which are shameless website search optimisation efforts to try and trawl in lazy wankers, and their dramas, and TV entertainment shows, and stuff and something and nothing, they've even got dog shooters working for them! Or in fact not working for them any more, but they once worked for the BBC, so we can label them as BBC, can't we? Can't we? Oh well, just leave it on the front page, change the story headline..."
Phil Bishop, 71, who directed shows such as Top of the Pops and Game For a Laugh, struck the Bedlington terrier with a single shot from his air rifle.
I don't remember Game for a Laugh on the BBC...Anyway, a bit of a surprise in the comments section. I thought Mailites, regardless of the other things I might not like about them because I'm an evil woolly lentil-weaving Guardianista bastard, were animal lovers to the nth degree. And yet:
Have to say, i can sympathise with Phil Bishop. My neighbour has 2 dogs and allows them to bark day and night. When they get fed up with them barking in the house, they put them outside in the garden for everyone else to listen to. I have complained to them many times but it just continues day and night. What the dog owners dont seem to understand is that not everyone wants to listen to their dogs non-stop barking and howling.
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Sympathising with someone who shot a dog?
The man should have been given a prison sentence .A month inside would have sent the right message..
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When my golden retriever starts woofing I go out and yell at it then drag him inside which shuts him up.
No dead doggy for me
Even though I do hope the dogooders don't try to get air rifles banned because of this.
As a sport we're already hated by politicians enough.
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** And just look at the shocking punctuation. Umm!
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