Beeb reinstates teaboy in Pestogate scandal

Auntie gives El Reg a two-finger salute


Its fair play to the Beeb this morning as it appears to have brought the Pestogate image scandal to an end by giving El Reg a two-finger salute*:

The BBC finally sticks its own photo on the piece

Splendid. That's a BBC photo of a BBC building all right, and here for the record are some other photos of BBC buildings not by the BBC, with the exception of the second one, which was taken by the Television Centre teaboy on an iPhone.

The original snap on Robert Peston's article on Tuesday:

BBC report with Getty image of own building

Wednesday's in-house effort:

The article with Getty Images photo replaced with in-house effort

Thursday morning, teaboy sacked:

The same story, with the teaboy's photo replaced with one from PA

Thursday lunchtime, Getty Images are back:

A further update, now showing Getty Images snap

To wrap this entertaining tomfoolery, we'd like to offer an olive branch to the BBC, in the form of this image of Television Centre we found on the interwebs:

BBC Television Centre on Street View

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* Yes indeed, you might want to check what the image links to, and the alt text. Round of applause for the BBC tech boys.

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