Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Disappearing Diane Dodds (or is that Doods?)

Typo on the BBC website

Having spent the afternoon observing down at the count, I quickly flicked through the day's TV election coverage last night. And noticeable by her complete absence from TV interviews was Diane Dodds.

She only came into the Kings Hall about five or ten minutes after the first preference votes were declared - which may partially explain the lack of a cheer from the assembled DUP agents and supporters.

But both UTV and BBC seemed to only be able to talk to party leader Peter Robinson and election campight coordinator Jeffrey Donaldson rather than the candidate. The other elected candidates - and many of the unelected ones too - seemed to be more willing to take the media spotlight.

Screen dump of BBC website mistake

Maybe her media shyness explains why they sometimes have trouble spelling her surname! The reference to Diane Doods has been fixed now, but you can see the original webpage if you click on the image to the right.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you want to hear her speak, just watch the Simpsons on SKY TV. She regularly appears as the Rev Lovejoy's wife..............