Sports-mad fans in Christmas sacrifice, says BT Sport survey

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ONE-FIFTH of sports fans would give up Christmas time with their families to watch sport on the TV, according to research by BT Sport.

The survey shows that almost one in ten sports fans in the region (9%) would also sacrifice their Christmas dinner in favour of viewing their team on the television.

More than one in seven (15%) would be prepared to miss opening presents with the family to watch sport on the TV.

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12:34pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Somerset,SocialistParty says...

Wow!

What a sound an impressive journalistic methodology at play here!

The Gazette can confidently publish the apparent 'fact' that, " ONE-FIFTH of sports fans would give up Christmas time with their families to watch sport on the TV"

According to the Gazette: it's not simply one-fifth of those sports fans whom participated in the so called 'SURVEY'. Nope, that's one-fifth of ALL sports fans throughout the UK; ALL sports fans throughout the entire world and presumably ALL sports fans throughout the known and probably unknown universe!

These conclusive and wholly reliable findings have all been extrapolated, from the data derived from a wholly impartial and scientifically representative 'survey' conducted by a wholly impartial company called BT SPORT.

BT SPORT: a company that you would be forgiven for thinking provides televised sport at a price, as the clue really is in the name.

Clearly this is no longer the simple case; as BT SPORT have now moved into the field of providing scientifically reliable and representative 'surveys'.

This wouldn't be yet another example of a corporate press release simply reheated and churned out in an unattributed form by the Somerset County GAZETTE school of churnalists would it?

Yet another corporate advert falsely presented as some form of pseudo-informative 'news' item by the Alex Cameron School of churnalists...

A Pulitzer prize with special citation is clearly destined to be winging its way to Alex Cameron's St James Street office at this very moment!


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Wow! What a sound an impressive journalistic methodology at play here! The Gazette can confidently publish the apparent 'fact' that, " ONE-FIFTH of sports fans would give up Christmas time with their families to watch sport on the TV" According to the Gazette: it's not simply one-fifth of those sports fans whom participated in the so called 'SURVEY'. Nope, that's one-fifth of ALL sports fans throughout the UK; ALL sports fans throughout the entire world and presumably ALL sports fans throughout the known and probably unknown universe! These conclusive and wholly reliable findings have all been extrapolated, from the data derived from a wholly impartial and scientifically representative 'survey' conducted by a wholly impartial company called BT SPORT. BT SPORT: a company that you would be forgiven for thinking provides televised sport at a price, as the clue really is in the name. Clearly this is no longer the simple case; as BT SPORT have now moved into the field of providing scientifically reliable and representative 'surveys'. This wouldn't be yet another example of a corporate press release simply reheated and churned out in an unattributed form by the Somerset County GAZETTE school of churnalists would it? Yet another corporate advert falsely presented as some form of pseudo-informative 'news' item by the Alex Cameron School of churnalists... A Pulitzer prize with special citation is clearly destined to be winging its way to Alex Cameron's St James Street office at this very moment! A Socialist Party member: personal capacity Somerset,SocialistParty

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