To be shocked at Sky News' coverage of the excavations in Praia Da Luiz?

(434 Posts)
ziggiestardust Mon 02-Jun-14 12:14:04

I didn't see a lot of the initial coverage, as I was working abroad in 2007. But the Police are potentially excavating a little girl's body, regardless of the circumstances, and they've got live cameras at the scene, waiting. It's macabre, and it seems like regardless of the fact MM was a tiny little defenceless girl, she's fair game for the media.

I just think it's shitty. Do a quick piece on it, but is there any need for the close ups of the excavation site and a blow by blow account of what's happening?

Her poor family sad

Beehatch Mon 02-Jun-14 12:17:58

I agree sad

DenzelWashington Mon 02-Jun-14 12:18:24

It's revolting. The problem is that 24 hour news channels like to have something to show. They love 'developing situations' even if it is just watching a digger dig a hole. As if they watched 'The Day Today' and took it as instruction rather than parody.

ziggiestardust Mon 02-Jun-14 12:22:29

There's nothing to say! They keep saying '...and the police here are saying NOTHING...' As if the police are being bastards by doing that!

I don't care what happened or the ins and outs and who should have done what. If it's gotten to the point of excavations, that's horrible for the family. If she is dead, her last moments were probably terrifying for her. There seems to be no mention of that, or respect for it. Just 'let's see how much more we can milk out of this' type attitude.

isabellavine Mon 02-Jun-14 12:26:21

I cannot imagine what it's like for the family. And you can't avoid it very easily, either.

AnyFucker Mon 02-Jun-14 12:28:37

Was just having a similar conversation elsewhere re. the two poor girls raped and hanged and the footage thereof

Where is our humanity gone ? sad

Andrewofgg Mon 02-Jun-14 12:30:59

It's Murdoch. Do you blame a skunk because it stinks?

ziggiestardust Mon 02-Jun-14 12:31:29

Oh anyfucker I was working but tbh I can imagine. Just horrific, all round. And no one at work seems to be bothered. Why are people not disgusted by the lack of respect?!

DenzelWashington Mon 02-Jun-14 12:34:18

What I hate is that on a certain level people think they are reacting appropriately by condemning the violence, but are at the same time perpetuating the objectification of women, girls and the victims of sex crimes generally by consuming graphic images and descriptions. The victims are deprived of dignity even in death.

The availability of images on the Internet seems to have eroded restraint-a large number of people seemingly can't manage to engage with a story without seeing even horrific images of violence. Why do people need it spelled out?

And I don't buy the knowing what happened spurs people to protest argument. They graze on this stuff and then move on.

A different POV could be that nothing can be covered up, or lied about.

If it is MM, that ignored hour, when she was reported missing, was crucial.

ICanSeeTheSun Mon 02-Jun-14 12:47:41

I hope that they don't find her in this place, at the moment the parents have hope of her being found alive. If they do find her in this spot then it will be a devastating time for them.

I couldn't imagine what it would feel like to have this potentially devastating time being watch by thousands of people.

TheFairyCaravan Mon 02-Jun-14 12:52:30

I hate Sky news, they always have to be in the middle of what's going on. I will never forget Kay Burley's awful gaff when April Jones went missing. I will only have it on for the Press Previews at 10:30pm.

MollyGetsHerWandOut Mon 02-Jun-14 12:54:20

I can't imagine what her loved ones are going through and for it to be on sky as well.

soverylucky Mon 02-Jun-14 12:55:37

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bleedingheart Mon 02-Jun-14 13:03:05

As if they watched 'The Day Today' and took it as instruction rather than parody. Totally agree with this Denzal, in fact I bet if I watched back all the episodes of TDT, I could find examples of real life similarities from the proceeding years of 24 hour news.

It's beyond parody now.

glasgowstevenagain Mon 02-Jun-14 13:04:10

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It's disgraceful because the met have warned the media to back off - saying the Portuguese police have said if there's too much press coverage they'll stop co-operating with the met altogether. So they're actually risking the whole operation.

silveroldie2 Mon 02-Jun-14 13:09:11

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ExcuseTypos Mon 02-Jun-14 13:10:04

Sky News is the DM on TV.

Regarding the two girls brutally murdered in India, I read that members of their family along with villagers, sat with the girls and refused to let anyone remove them, until someone was able to film what had happened. They wanted publicity as they thought it would all be brushed under the carpet, if they didn't have the evidence.

ExcuseTypos Mon 02-Jun-14 13:10:46

Oh please go away you two.

coraltoes Mon 02-Jun-14 13:11:15

Carrying this out at peak holiday time seems strange. I can see whyt the local police want the media away. Carry it out subtly, sensitively and enable those who live and holiday in the area to continue with their summer around this. Helicopters, reporters, media scrums are the last thing anyone needs.

weakandvocal Mon 02-Jun-14 13:14:07

glasgow, where you a witness or something?

squeezycheeseplease Mon 02-Jun-14 13:15:02

glasgowstevenagain and silveroldie2 - what horrible things to say.

squeezycheeseplease Mon 02-Jun-14 13:16:29

A family has been in turmoil for years and 'experts' like you two still crawl out of the woodwork with these ridiculous comments. I can't even imagine what would make someone say that sort of thing.

Cocolepew Mon 02-Jun-14 13:17:44

There was a man (a holiday maker) on my local radio news complained about the digging because it made the village look bad and they were nice, friendly people. He thought it was bad timing hmm.
I nearly crashed into a bin lorry yelling at the radio.
How insensitive.

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