Think tanks – getting it right

Posted on February 25th, 2011 by Bernie Russell
A lot of the news we get starts off with reports from think tanks. In keeping with its public service remit, the BBC is always keen to describe these organisations in clear terms.

Right off
On Tuesday morning, for example, the Today programme carried a story that featured Demos.
The presenter duly explained that Demos was a ‘think tank’.

Right on
This morning, the programme featured Politeia.
And the presenter told us – helpfully – that Politeia was a ‘right-of-centre think tank’. 

So we’re clear on that, then?


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