Monday, July 10, 2006

Sky news drivel

Just came back to my (very comfortable) hotel and switched on the news.

SKY News.

Oh my GOD it is "The Day Today"!

For those that don't remember, "The Day Today" was a parody news programme hosted by Chris Morris. It launched the demented sports reporter Alan Partridge onto an unwilling world.

However, although extremely funny, it had a dark side- the smarmy reporters, the hectoring interviews with a clearly amoral agenda.

That is what I have just seen on Sky. A reporter with an agenda. The issue was the sentencing of the peadophile. Whether it is "too lenient" is not something an unbiased reporter can necessarily have an opinion on. The hectoring of the Attorney General was outrageous.

Television media- or at least Murdoch's Sky- can not be regarded as a reliable source of news when you see reporters approaching the story with a such a clear bias.

Also, is it me? But the pompous music and cliched presenters set my teeth on edge. Instead of a parody, The Day Today looks like a prediction.

No wonder more and more people are turning to the net and to blogs for real information.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So I see SkyNews is starting to "FoxNews" itself slowly...

Gavin Whenman said...

Try tuning in to Fox News (another Murdoch enterprise) - then you'll see The Day Today!