This is a welcome laugh after so much crazy politic talk in the US lately. This is about a debate in the British House of Lords. The subject of this debate was the matter of mumbling and indecipherable accents in British prime time BBC tv dramas.
"One Lord said, "Why should we have to turn the subtitles on?" Another mentioned viewers needed to know how to lip read. Labour former cabinet minister Lord Blunkett, who is blind, said atmosphere was fine if people could lip-read. 'When you can't, the mumbling ... becomes not just an irritant but an impossibility,' he said."
"House Of Cards creator and Tory peer Lord Dobbs said when dialogue was written it was always clear. He blamed the problem of inaudibility on modern TVs, which were 'all screen and with the speakers actually facing backwards'. Sound was bound to be a problem when the speakers were facing away from viewers, adding: 'Apart from the fact that we're all getting a little older.'"
Honestly. This is such a much needed light spot in the political arena.