The Guardian's article tells us:
The BBC is to employ a staff of 765 people to cover the London 2012 Olympic Games, a larger team than the 550 athletes who will represent Team GB.
Clearly we're meant to think this comparison is somehow shocking, though having never been a major broadcaster at a London Olympics the numbers are all a little wasted on me.
What we're not meant to think of course is "what does the size of Team GB have to do with how many people the BBC needs to broadcast the Olympics?"
The comparison is entirely arbitrary.
It is clearly intended to sound logical, at least long enough for us to get all outraged, as if the number of people running, jumping and throwing things at the Olympics should somehow bear some relation to the number of people it takes to put together round the clock multimedia broadcast, text and web coverage of the Olympics.
The articles are based on a blog post by Roger Mosey, Director of London 2012 at the BBC, which lifts the lid on what a mammoth operation the BBC's coverage will require. Responding to the inevitable criticism and inexplicable comparison, Mosey tweeted: