What the Hell are Sky playing at?
I’ve just got home and turned on the TV, only to find that Sky are running a live interview with four masked ‘rioters’ bragging of their spoils from the riots.
It’s being played as ‘social commentary’ – giving them the chance to explain the ‘social deprivation’ that they have suffered which has led to them feeling that lugging home a stolen plasma TV is the answer.
In fact Sky are busy interviewing four criminals who are admitting their crimes, and allowing them to hide their faces – for the entertainment value.
Where is the police car screaming to a halt behind this offensive scene? Where is the indication that Sky have notified the police at all?
I am beside myself with anger, I have rarely seen anything so irresponsible – interspersed with the endless footage of the ‘all the fun of the fair’ trolley dash.
One of these morons is 16 – and claims he was forced to loot to find nappies for his son…..
Another claims his actions were retribution for the Comet Superstore failing to give him a job when he had submitted his CV – I trust Comet are going through all their back applications for last year to see who he might be…
We don’t’ need to give this shower air time to brag of their exploits, showing off their new trainers – that isn’t ‘news’ – that’s just glorifying their crimes.
Shame on you Sky, shame on you.
I was in a good mood – I’ll be sounding like Devil’s Kitchen by the end of the day at this rate.
UPDATED: Courtesy of Jon Slattery.
“The NUJ has a long and proud record in fighting to protect journalists faced with actions over sources or journalistic material. It is important we do not allow the police to use journalists as information gatherers for their purposes. Such a move places all journalists at greater risk when covering public order issues and stops sources coming forward.”
Right, so the NUJ can hide behind that one – fair enough. In return, don’t take the Michael by running footage which just glorifies crime.