Just need to vent...

KT53KT53 Posts: 3,864

Watching news coverage of the aftermath of the attack on Parliament today, and couldn't believe it when a senior BBC reporter was clearly trying to find fault and apportion blame for what had happened.  Criticism of the police and security agencies being made, long before anybody can know the detail of what actually went on during the attack, and questioning the actions of the security services over the years.

I can only assume that the reporter is more interested in raising their own profile than anything else.

Sorry to 'go off on one' image

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  • clarice673clarice673 Posts: 601

    KT53,

    your entitled to go off.

    some times they have to fill time so they talk BULL and it's not edited!

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,218

    I JUST TURN IT OFF.image

    ACTUALLY I STOPPED LISTENING TO THE NEWS ON RADIO AND TV A LONG TIME AGO. I BUY A PAPER AND SKIM READ IT FIRST THEN GO BACK TO THE BITS THAT AREN'T TOO DEPRESSING.

    IT HELPS TO BE A BIT DEAF, TOO.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,722

    It's the result of having 24 hour news channels. - you've got to fill that space with something, and if it's too soon to have enough facts all they have is speculation ... image

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 28,235

    Totally agree Dove. 24 hour 'news' is pointless, and just leads to endless time filling.

    What I don't get is why they had to have the BBC team broadcasting the breakfast news from Westminster...

    Why did they have to be there and not just in the studio as usual? What possible need is there for that is when there are reporters there to relay any developments. Ludicrous. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • I policed in Brixton and Lewisham 1980 - 1990 before transferring to Hampshire.  It was very intense, even then.  It's horrible to hear about it, so difficult to guard against. I expect the officer killed had no idea he was dealing with someone quite so intent on dealing out death. You just don't expect the worst and long may that continue, otherwise depression would rule for evermore.  I agree re 'sensation press', got to sell the channel or the paper and careless words are often spilled.  Just feel so sorry for everyone hurt and their families. 

    H-C

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,722

    Once  UK governments started raising funds (and buying friends) by selling off licences for tv channels it was bound to happen ........ 

    according to Wiki there are currently 480 television channels available in the UK image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,459

    I tend only to watch BBC news and find that they are labouring points, speculating, repeating and re-explaining as tho we're all very stupid and didn't understand the first time.   I know it's been a traumatic event and feel desperately sorry for all those hurt as well as the families who have been bereaved but we don't need it to be re-hashed over and over, we don't need endless interviews and re-tellings by those on the periphery and nor should they be feeding the vanity of the people who incite this sort of attack.

    There must be some other real and relevant news out there today, good and bad, that isn't being reported or investigated while everyone is on this feeding frenzy.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    My first thoughts went to the people killed and injured, the Policeman doing his job unarmed, with a family, three Policemen on the Bridge returning from a medal ceremony  and all those innocent people excitedly taking in the wonders of London. Been on that bridge many times and know there is no escape if a person is intent on doing harm.

    The reporters were grabbing people out of the crowd obviously in shock and not in command of the full picture why? They wanted to show people crying and in shock it was good TV as far as they were concerned. Channel Two News last night had the commentator trying to pin everything on the security services Police and any one else he could, if they were told for security reasons you cannot do that or go there they would be  screaming Police State very quickly.

    I read the news on my laptop skipping the wild comments from overly excited reporters, that way I do not throw boots at the TV.

    Frank.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,722

    Frank image  .... once upon a time Editors edited the contents of their publications ... now they publish everything and we have to do the editing for ourselves image

    No offence to the splendid Editors of GW mag and online of course image image

    Last edited: 24 March 2017 10:59:33

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  • KT53KT53 Posts: 3,864

    BBC attitudes were highlighted for me the day McGuinness died.  There was absolutely nothing, literally nothing, else on the Breakfast news.  The morning after the attack on Parliament we still had sports news etc  Enough said?

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