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To wonder why Kay Burley is still employed?

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GloGirl Fri 12-Jun-15 13:31:46

Why? Who? Just who thinks it's a good idea? She's just a terrible presenter/interviewer.

www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jun/10/kay-burley-interview-with-alton-towers-chief-gets-more-than-1100-complaints

gymboywalton Fri 12-Jun-15 13:33:06

why is what she did any worse than what jeremy paxman is famed for doing?

AuntieStella Fri 12-Jun-15 13:35:36

Because she did it incompetently.

She wasn't challenging what he said. Because he didn't get a change to say anything. She didn't let him get a full sentence out from the start.

And expecting him to comment on the precise injuries was just crass.

Beeswax2017 Fri 12-Jun-15 13:35:55

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MissBattleaxe Fri 12-Jun-15 13:38:09

Whilst I would like to see more women in serious broadcasting, I do not like Kay Burley. She has cold, hard eyes and I just don't take to her or her attitude. I would prefer older women in broadcasting rather than several Kay Burleys. It only seems to be men in suits that don't want older women in broadcasting.

GloGirl Fri 12-Jun-15 13:39:53

She should not have hounded him for personal medical information.

And she is supremely shit at her job. I wouldn't complain about that to Ofcom but every time I see her I just really can't understand why anyone pays her to do anything in front of a camera.

AuntieStella Fri 12-Jun-15 13:40:16

She's 54.

squoosh Fri 12-Jun-15 13:41:08

Wonderful woman.

charleybarley Fri 12-Jun-15 13:43:05

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balletnotlacrosse Fri 12-Jun-15 13:44:30

I am still getting flashbacks to her cringey covering of the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

TTWK Fri 12-Jun-15 13:45:06

There are three great unsolved mysteries to the universe.
1. What triggered the big bang
2. How did life come about
3. How is Kay Burley still gainfully employed

I suspect an answer to 1 & 2 isn't that far away, but sadly number 3 is unlikely to be answered in my lifetime.

KurriKurri Fri 12-Jun-15 13:45:13

She is totally incompetent and very rude, the insistance on whether someone had lost a limb was ridiculous and she must know that guy was never going to be able to give her that info. for exactly the reason he gave. The trouble is she comes over as aggressive and rude she interrupts and shouts people down and you instantly start sympathising with the person on the receiving end.

In fact in amongst all her posturing there was a valid question which she asked and which many people had also been asking themselves - 'why is it necessary to upgrade safety measures, when surely they ought to be at the very highest level already.' But it was lost because she is completely inept and mistakenly equates shouting, interrupting and being rude with incisive interviewing.

limitedperiodonly Fri 12-Jun-15 13:45:27

I like Kay in a perverse way.

GloGirl Fri 12-Jun-15 13:54:20

A bit like how people like Derek Akorah limited ?

Is that the appeal? Everyone is sort of watching in an ironic manner?

meglet Fri 12-Jun-15 13:55:55

she's probably got dirt on someone.

SolomanDaisy Fri 12-Jun-15 13:56:08

She should have been sacked after her appalling bias on the election debate.

CharityBarnum Fri 12-Jun-15 13:56:11

She is unrelentingly awful. Apart from the time she made Peter Andre cry.

Lollypop27 Fri 12-Jun-15 14:00:00

I can't stand her. Every time I watch an interview with her it's like an episode of Jeremy Kyle. She's not interested in getting answers she just wants to shout her mouth off. It's embarrasing to watch.

VikingVolva Fri 12-Jun-15 14:00:06

I've wondered that too, meglet

Especially since the way she spoke to those searching for April Jones.

(SKY should never have got rid of Chris Roberts)

squoosh Fri 12-Jun-15 14:01:11

Sky News is just awful all-round really. I did love it when Adam Boulton lost the rag with Alastair Campbell. Think Mr Boulton might have been post 'refreshing' lunch.

GloGirl Fri 12-Jun-15 14:01:48

"she just wants to shout her mouth off" grin

kimmyw Fri 12-Jun-15 14:03:00

Its Sky News. They love blunt journalists like that. Sensationalism i think they call it. That other burk on there aswell Adam Boulton gets on my nerves aswell.

QueenofallIsee Fri 12-Jun-15 14:03:02

Totally with you, I can't bear her - the April Jones coverage was awful and her inability to let her guests talk or answer questions bugs the hell out of me, I would actually like to hear their answers usually! She tends to ask something and then jump all over them before they get a sentence out

kissmethere Fri 12-Jun-15 14:04:15

She presents as very unprofessional and isn't appealing. Can't stand her and she does it time and time again.
She must be shagging someone grin

HellKitty Fri 12-Jun-15 14:08:00

I have heard that there was an awful lot of cheering in the Sky buildings whenever she fell flat on her face on Dancing On Ice grin

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