Someone has balls-by-balls

From Guardian Unlimited
It’s a brave news organisation that bites its tongue and publishes negative feedback from its readers, especially when it promotes a rival media company to boot.

So a pat on the back to the BBC sports website after its reporter Ben Dirs included a little bit of criticism in his over-by-over coverage of the West Indies v Australia World Cup cricket match.

An email from a Richard Farrow can be seen just under the 13th over update:

“Dear Ben. You really are an idiot of the highest order – have you been reading the Guardian ball-by-ball coverage? If so, you will know that yours falls well short of it and isn’t even remotely funny. Hand over to someone else, please.”

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Check out the Guardian online media diary here.