Dublin: 2 °C Thursday 9 February, 2023
# exclusively reveal
BBC's Newsnight expertly trolled The Sun after its front page said BBC staff sleep on the job

YESTERDAY, A BIT of a stir was caused across the water when the The Sun splashed a front page story about  BBC News employees caught “sleeping on the job”:

It caused outrage from the usual suspects as the morning progressed

But soon there was a backlash from employees and commentators who pointed out that the news staff are off at midnight and often stay late to work on stories

The jokes came thick and fast

shigt @RobertCoxwell @RobertCoxwell

“Snoozegate” was building momentum

sentto Twitter Twitter

Even the BBC press office was tweeting out burns


But it was Newsnight that caught the most attention when they ended their show last night with a complete pisstake of the idea that they slept on the job

If you can’t see the video, click here

It was just so sarcastic:

“Tonight we can exclusively reveal it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Not a soul in Broadcasting House is awake. Ever. BBC output is quite literally dreamed up by producers in their sleep.”

newsnight2 BBC BBC

“Needless to say, the Newsnight team is hard at work conjuring up another fine programme which we will bring you tomorrow. Good night.”

newsnight3 BBC BBC

Shot after shot of producers sleeping peacefully.

Well played.

DailyEdge is on Instagram!

Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment

    Leave a commentcancel