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Sky News has surpassed themselves.

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Cocolepew Sun 20-Jul-14 20:23:34

I've just seen on BuzzFeed that a reporter looked through a suitcase from the Malaysian plane.

What in earth was going through his mind ? That's not not even news confused.

coffeeinbed Sun 20-Jul-14 21:38:56

According to a Guardian article they id it to show how easily it was done.

So they say..
Still stupid and insensitive.

FergusSingsTheBlues Sun 20-Jul-14 23:38:43

It's disgusting. He should be sacked and his drawers rifled through on live telly as he's escorted out. If you're thatbde sensitised, time to go.

donnie Mon 21-Jul-14 11:41:36

What do you expect from part of the Murdoch News Intl empire? they hacked Milly Dowler's phone, so rifling through a plane crash victim's suitcase is fair game I guess.

ParsingFlatly Mon 21-Jul-14 11:50:44

"they id it to show how easily it was done."

Yes, because that was the only way to make that point.hmm Which isn't even news - we already know the site isn't being looked after forensically.

Revolting. But expected.

ParsingFlatly Mon 21-Jul-14 11:51:48

Sorry, the hmm is at the ridiculous claim, coffee, not at you.

coffeeinbed Mon 21-Jul-14 12:03:32

It's utter b

coffeeinbed Mon 21-Jul-14 12:06:51

That would be utter bollocks.
The claim that is.

Along with pretty much of all Sky's so called reporting.

Whatever possessed him? Why would he think it's acceptable to rummage in someone's belongings?
Mind boggling.

edamsavestheday Mon 21-Jul-14 22:09:51

It's especially weird because IIRC that reporter has five children. So you'd think, as a Dad, he'd have some empathy with the bereaved parents. (Although you'd think anyone would have some level of understanding that rifling through the luggage of the victims of a massacre would be wrong, whether they had kids or not.)

SnowinBerlin Tue 22-Jul-14 11:32:25

He's written a short article about it for The Guardian which is an interesting read.

Cocolepew Tue 22-Jul-14 12:14:32

That piece is wank.
All of those journalists were walking over a crime scene and they knew it.
Because it was guareded by "sullen teens" they chose to go over it and move and handle personal belongings.
They saw it as an opportunity to get closer to a tragedy than ever before.

donnie Tue 22-Jul-14 12:43:56

Good link there SnowinBerlin - FWIW it strikes me as sincere and well intentioned.

CorporateRockWhore Thu 24-Jul-14 21:36:07

I think it probably is sincere, but he's still doing it - using the details of the dead to make his point. The smell, it being like a butcher's yard? FFS.

I don't understand why the details of this are not beyond what is acceptable to share to the wider world.

Rafanderpants Mon 04-Aug-14 19:34:51

read what Alison Graham says about it in this weeks Radio Times.

She's spot on about it.

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