Saturday, February 11, 2012

Paul Wood from Homs

I wrote a remark about Paul Wood, the BBC correspondent in Homs.  Paul wrote me back this: "In lives and on the webpage, I actually said this:
"Under the constant shell-fire, people were becoming slightly hysterical: The army was "about to attack with chemical weapons"; The army was "already invading with ground troops". Neither was true, though one credible eyewitness said he had seen troops moving up to the edge of this area.
I hope you will agree there is quite a difference in meaning. Similarly, I was sceptical when asked on air about the claims of 20 dead babies in a neonatal intensive care unit."