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to think that the BBC shouldn't have interviewed and quoted someone who behaves like this?

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Goldmandra Fri 26-Apr-13 21:29:05

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-22305575 BBC news page]] about the crash on the M62 today.

Some idiot abandons their car in the traffic jam and walks a third of a mile to have a look at the accident and the BBC seem to think this is perfectly reasonable behaviour!

Is is just me?

overprotection Fri 26-Apr-13 21:32:34

Not sure why you're surprised, the BBC usually actively encourage members of the public to send in their pictures of 'incidents'. See a mangled torso? Send a picture to the BBC. Then call the police if you have any battery left on your phone.

Goldmandra Fri 26-Apr-13 21:34:59

Just read my OP. Perhaps I should have previewed it blush

Goldmandra Fri 26-Apr-13 21:36:51

I'm a bit surprised that they would condone someone leaving their car and walking up the motorway - especially as I think that's an offence.

Sadly I am not surprised they were looking for rubberneckers. It's sick.

Softlysoftly Fri 26-Apr-13 21:37:55

Oh that's nothing the best one I saw was bbc online clip from the texas fertilizer explosion of a bloke going to have a look at a massive fire, his 12yr old dd saying "dad dad I want to get out of here" then BOOM.

And he gives an interview about how scary it was and how they got covered in glass from the car windows blowing out.

Not 1 question/comment on taking his dd into such a situation. They aren't exactly bothered are they hmm.

Goldmandra Fri 26-Apr-13 21:39:18

Do the BBC not have a responsibility above and beyond other news media because of how they are funded?

SpanishFly Fri 26-Apr-13 23:48:37

No not regarding the news, but they do regarding other types of programming

nannyof3 Fri 26-Apr-13 23:56:32

The traffic wasnt going anywhere, ??

manticlimactic Sat 27-Apr-13 00:35:57

Where does it suggest they think it's ok? They reported what happened and quoted the words of a witness.

SpanishFly Sat 27-Apr-13 08:14:12

Tbh the bbc are getting a lot of bashing just now (partly justified obv) but in some cases people are looking for reasons to have a go at them. Theyre by far the best channels on tv, and do have to ensure a certain amount of programming is regional, x amount has to be brand new, and 100% of bbc1 and 2 is subtitled.

Goldmandra Sat 27-Apr-13 08:17:06

The traffic wasnt going anywhere, ??

Not at the time he left the car but if the traffic had started moving his car and those of others who had also gone for a look would have been in the way.

Where does it suggest they think it's ok? They reported what happened and quoted the words of a witness.

By quoting him and describing what he did they are encouraging others to do the same. "Don't be patient and responsible. Go and have a gawp at the carnage, then report back and we'll put your name on our website and make you feel important."

I'm interested to know why they have a responsibility regarding programming but not news.

SpanishFly Sat 27-Apr-13 08:36:05

What I mean is I don't believe they have any more responsibility than any other news provider, iyswim

Goldmandra Sat 27-Apr-13 21:23:23

What I mean is I don't believe they have any more responsibility than any other news provider

I do see what you mean. It's a shame we can't expect them to at least aim for the moral high ground.

SpanishFly Sun 28-Apr-13 13:55:18

Yes I see your point - although I think they do tend to aim for the moral high ground in most cases, to be fair.

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