The anchor, Peter Sissons, described John Prescott throughout the slot as "Two Jags". Now yes I know that's his popular nickname, but I expect a senior BBC presenter to show him the courtesy of calling him by his proper name at least once.
Anyway, on my high horse, I fired off a complaint to the BBC. And here's the reply;
I understand you felt it was inappropriate for Peter Sissons to refer to John Prescott as 'two jags' on BBC News 24.
We are always delighted to receive feedback, both positive and negative, from our viewers. Your comments will be fully registered on a daily log, which is made available to our programme makers and senior management. Feedback of this nature helps us when making decisions about future BBC programmes and services and your comment will play a part in this process.
Nothing less than Sissons kissing a picture of Prescott's arse on live TV would have been enough for me of course, but I really do wonder why I bothered, given the pathetic response.