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Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:16 am
by smod
Wow. Talk about utterly crass reporting. A new low for her.

[youtube]lrml2jVJ4ao[/youtube]

Re: Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:24 am
by Malcolm Armsteen
I saw that happen. Jaw meet floor. Unbelievably crass.

Please all Tweet to Sky, complain to Ofcom, email Sky News. This is one too far for the talentless harridan.

Re: Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:33 am
by youngian
I'm too gobsmacked too even comment.

Re: Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:34 am
by D.C. Harrison
Can't view the vid till I get home this evening - can someone give tell me what she's said/done? My lack of patience is a flaw, I know...

Re: Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:38 am
by Malcolm Armsteen
I haven't seen the video - and I don't want to - so this is my memory of it. Basically she went up to a group of people who had been, or were about to, search for April Jones and baldly broke it to them that she was now being treated as a murder victim - that she was dead. They were badly affected, as you can imagine. All live on air, with zero sensitivity or empathy. In fact she almost seemed to enjoy being so callous.

A disgraceful example of a disgraceful profession.

Re: Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:45 am
by smod
This is what Burley said. I haven't transcribed the reactions. But the line of questioning is not appropriate in any way:

I've spoken to the family. Uh, they don't expect to find her alive. I'm sorry to tell you in circumstances like this...Would you like to say anything? Or would you like to convey...[inaudible]


What do you think will happen now?


How are you feeling?


I'm going to go let you compose yourself. If you want to talk to us later, we're here, but, I'll let you get on.

Re: Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:49 am
by Malcolm Armsteen
The person she was speaking to was April Jones' godmother...

Re: Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:54 am
by D.C. Harrison
Bloody hell. Brings to mind that Al Pacino quote from Glengarry Glen Ross: "You're fucking shit. Where did you learn your trade, you stupid fucking cunt, you idiot?"

Re: Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:57 am
by lord_kobel
Fucking hell...

Re: Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:07 am
by crabcakes_windermere
She clearly wasn't sorry in the slightest - she was fucking gleeful at getting someone's reaction live, on camera.

Re: Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:08 am
by smod
Here's the full context.

[youtube]Hq9kFPknoqE[/youtube]

The woman in the hat is not aware of the development and learns it directly from Kay Burley right before she says: "I've spoken to the family. Uh, they don't expect to find her alive. I'm sorry to tell you in circumstances like this...Would you like to say anything? Or would you like to convey...[inaudible]"

Re: Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:57 am
by satnav
It's now made it on to Mail on-line.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... e-air.html

Re: Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:00 pm
by smod
Just sent off my complaint to Ofcom.

Re: Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:21 pm
by The Red Arrow
Image

Re: Kay Burley

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:23 pm
by youngian
The full context makes this less jaw droppingly inexplicable, just cynical and nasty.