Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Jody McIntyre interview

Quick drive-by posting. I have complained to the BBC (complaints form here) about the conduct of this interview with the disabled protester who was pulled out of his wheelchair and dragged along the road by a policeman.

I think the interviewer, Ben Brown, takes an inappropriately defensive stance: 'Were you wheeling towards the police in a threatening manner?' He should be neutral. The interviewee, Jody McIntyre, is exemplary I think. Watch and learn from a master. He doesn't lose his temper, and he doesn't back down one inch. He makes Brown look like a blustering fool.

ETA China Mieville blogs on the same topic today.
‘Rolling towards the police’ might become a media meme, this year’s Comical Ali

ETA The BBC Responds, in a patronising way, to the complaints, in a post which itself receives hundreds of further complaints.

ETA (I am using this post to collect links I like on this subject) John Walker criticises the BBC reporting of the recent student protests. Very funny piece.

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