Ipswich murders

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guvnorgaz
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Post by guvnorgaz » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:54 pm

I know its a bad thing but does it warrant non stop coverage? Is there absolutely no other news in the world today thats worthy of any coverage?

del
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Post by del » Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:17 pm

Well, Breaking News Alan Curbishley appointed manager of West Ham has just popped up....



I think they have gone rather "OTT" because apart from the Press Conference at 11, I don't recall any new news?



Sky on Monday weren't too bad.



Talk about the enquiries for 15 minutes, switch back to studio for rest of headlines, sport update [and more West Ham], weather, return to the murder story.



Instead of Murder Story [complete with US Cop Show style "Suffolk Killings" [or whatever it is]], Weather, more on the Murder.

guvnorgaz
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Post by guvnorgaz » Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:23 pm

I knew we were in for similar saturation coverage to what they gave the Lebanon conflict when I switched on at 6am to see Julie and Lorna on site.Is it needed?Have they given us anything different to what they would from the studio?

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Post by Lone » Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:25 pm

guvnorgaz wrote:I know its a bad thing but does it warrant non stop coverage? Is there absolutely no other news in the world today thats worthy of any coverage?



Sky always do this whenever there's one particularly big story, and it's usually with the domestic ones. It makes for very repititive and boring coverage.

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Post by kaylover » Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:31 pm

It has been very boring. Ive been off work and in bed most of the day with the flu and this has made me want to be back in work.



Its so boring. Did they ever have any live pictures from the skycoper? Ive seen the recorded ones a hundred times but wounder why we dont get any live shots?



Im hoping Martin Stanford is in London tonight rather than JT till 11 as yesterday.



Tomorrow i think the only persenters there should be Julie and JT, and limit it to 30min per hour coverage.

guvnorgaz
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Post by guvnorgaz » Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:43 pm

Even on active,which is supposed to give you alternative news stories to what is on the channel has 5 screens devoted to Ipswich

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Post by del » Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:50 pm

Well, Jon Desborough has a sports bulletin this hour....least they've gone back to other news for a while....

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Post by guvnorgaz » Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:05 am

Wait until some other whore doesnt turn up to buy her fix of smack and then it will be 24hr of the angel of death,Kay Burley, asking stupid questions like 'the killers saying catch me if you can, what do you say to him?','well Kay Ill tell him to get me a rum and coke and a packet of nuts'.

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Post by lakewood » Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:14 am

Lone wrote:(post=17566:date=Dec 13 2006, 02:49 PM:name=guvnorgaz)(guvnorgaz @ Dec 13 2006, 02:49 PM) 17566I know its a bad thing but does it warrant non stop coverage? Is there absolutely no other news in the world today thats worthy of any coverage?



Sky always do this whenever there's one particularly big story, and it's usually with the domestic ones. It makes for very repititive and boring coverage.

As usual SKY provides obsessive - excessive - overkill coverage to a particular news event - and all other news reporting goes by the wayside. A week or so ago it was the poisoning of the russian spy and now.... Always with an eye on an possiblel TV award

To quote various comments from Digital Spy forums

"I think much of the coverage is appalling sensationalism, particularly from Sky.

They need to report the facts, rather than turn it into a combination of reality tv and the World cup, with all their experts, who know no more than the rest of us.

They will be loving this, and hoping for more murders to keep it going"



"We've had Sky News and News 24 on in work over the last couple of days and I have to say both channels seem to be revelling in this. Sky are the worst culprits with their sensational breaking news everytime another copper appears on the scene."



"Much of it is not helping, and I'm sure the Police going round doing their enquiries would rather not be followed by them. If I had been in that river searching yesterday I certainly wouldn't have wanted Sky following me.

It served no purpose at all, other than give them something else to show."



"blimey,did anyone see sky news

and there sort of "'bill.... like reconstruction room

with the reporter talking over pics and stuff

like an extra from the bill

it was just awful !!!"



"Ambulance chasing media will have a field day with this!

Hamper the police, giving the killer info and what and where to go next."



"they almost seem to "enjoy" it, i know that sounds sick but whenever S*** like this happens it reminds me of The Day Today "war" segment." It's the impression I get, especially from Sky News."



"Killings + media scaremongering = more tabloid sales / TV ratings. Sad but true that the media really do love it."



Can you imagine what coverage we might get if we find out the culprit is either

a) Tony Blair (or a member of his cabinet)

B) A paedophile,

c) A foreign lorry driver

d) An illegal immigrant

or e) the deaths are linked to Lady Di's death



And the icing on the newscake is to have her Holiness Kay Burley there turning a news story into an event!!

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Post by vicky23 » Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:17 am

They should have had studio coverage rather than just outside

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