Bemoaning the Beeb

I’m not normally one to get all uptight about the ‘dumbing-down’ of various TV channels (usually the BBC), but watching the news this morning I was surprised at a BBC news story.

The article was about the amount of goods that will be shoplifted from retailers in the run-up to Christmas. Giving slightly more details about the report, the newsreader stated that “almost £480m worth of goods will be pilfered in the four weeks leading up to Christmas”.

Pilfered?