Sky News Hen Claims Herself To Be Fair And Unbiased
Kay Burley, one of the presenters on Sky News, today conducted a discussion about the News output on British News outlets. She stridently claimed that journalists were fair and balanced and that should they attempt to pass anything that would not stand up to scrutiny, other journalists would take them to task.
A few weeks ago I was astonished to find that Sky News had quite deliberately misled viewers, by suggesting that Donald Trump was some sort of racist, having expressed the opinion that no Muslims should be allowed into the USA. This claim was illustrated by an edited clip of a Trump speech.
The same misleading clip was used all day long, by one presenter after another. Finally in the afternoon, Burley did herself introduce the edited clip several times, until finally near the end of her show, she interviewed an American and asked his response to what Trump had said.
He immediately pointed out that Trump had not said “No Muslims should be allowed into the USA, full stop,” telling Burley that the clip had been doctored to suggest Trump had said something which he had not said, he had in fact, added the caveat “…until the Politicians had figured out what the hell was going on.” Despite having been challenged about the accuracy of her reporting, Burley continued to present the same clip as if it was the truth.
Someone eventually slipped up by using the edited clip in an introduction, only to surprise a correspondent, as he was about to open his mouth, by presenting him with the entire clip, when he had quite clearly prepared his diatribe to suit the edited version. He managed to make some garbled response, like a school-boy who had forgotten his words and could not hear the prompter in a school play and tried to ad lib.
These folk know full well that they are liars and that they are deceiving the public. Another Sky News man, Kiley, was recently presenting events in Syria, concerning an alleged attack on yet another Médécins Sans Frontières hospital, in a manner which was aimed at blaming the Russians, this was a matter of days after the under-reported bombing of another hospital of the same NGO, was dismissed as a mere slip of a finger on a mouse, by the United States. I suppose that could be described as fair reporting.
Stuart Ramsey, expects us to believe that he, just happened to bump into a man who had found these files, somewhere in Syria, as if Daech would keep their files in Syria. Ramsey is attempting to build up an excuse to link Assad with Daech, a man he met somewhere told him so. Sky News as usual have no need of corroboration, any lie will do. These files would serve no purpose in Syria or anywhere else in the middle of a fire-fight. This is black propaganda.
Does anybody pay any attention to these folk these days?