Wednesday, 10 August 2011

UK Riots - A New Spectator Sport?

While I was walking back from picking up some shopping in Croydon this afternoon (no buses as London Rd. is closed in several places due to damage caused during the riots), I popped into a pub for a swift half. On the TV was Sky News. Up popped a 'plug' for another story. It said:
"Watch Manchester Riots on channel 517. Also in HD"
This makes it look like Sky News is treating rioting like some weird form of spectator sport. I really think that they were not intending to give that impression, but Sky News need to take a lot more care in their phrasing to avoid causing offense.

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