Sky ‘News’

I’ve sat here in work for the last few weeks being brainwashed by Rubert Murdochs personal propaganda machine that is Sky News. Not only is the format of the programme in the mornings like some sort of gameshow, but the tone of their questioning and reporting is incredible.

They have huge plasma screens in the background with captions like “Target Iraq” and the presenter, Martin Stamford, has one of those wireless headsets strapped onto the side of his face that wouldn’t look out of place in the Eurovision song contest. Big graphics, sound effects and general dumbing down appears to be the way to attract the 21st century TV viewer who (presumably according to sky) isn’t able to stand an unbiased politicial debate or a soundbite longer than 10 seconds.

Then they have online votes that are always phrased in a certain way to enduce people into voting the way the pollster wants the outcome. Like “Given the brutal murder of a police officer in Birmingham, should Police be armed?” You see what I mean.

Finally the adverts are enough to drive me insane. Every advert is for compensation claims and Loans. Scenario : Typical 2.4 family household realise they have huge debts, ring Ocean Finance (1 call is all it takes), and package existing debt into 1 easy loan over 15 years at 36.8% APR – suddenly everyone is happy and the kids can go to Disneyland…..

One thought on “Sky ‘News’”

  1. lol spot on. Those adverts drive me nuts, every single one is for some kind of loan or compensation claim.

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