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  • #28927 Reply

    sky.dub
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    #28928 Reply

    sky.dub
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    Wouldn’t be surprised if Jeremy is on the Thames for Live at 5.

    #28929 Reply

    guvnorgaz
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    so thats where eamonn got to today!

    #28930 Reply

    samico
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    I don’t understand the intensive coverage of the whale in London by Sky NEWS.
    It seems such very detailed coverage is suitable for National Geographic channel .
    Do we live in world where this is the sole news item ?

    #28931 Reply

    Johnnie
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    The BBC have no pictures of the Whale being lifted on to the barge.

    #28932 Reply

    sky.dub
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    Has Martin been presenting since 10a.m? Do Alan and who ever is co presenting get to go home….

    #28933 Reply

    Johnnie
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    sky.dub+Jan 21 2006, 03:25 PM–>(sky.dub @ Jan 21 2006, 03:25 PM)
    Has Martin been presenting since 10a.m? Do Alan and who ever is co presenting get to go home….

    It could be the case that Allan and Co-presenter was asked not to come in or Allan and Co-presenter would’ve already been in Sky Centre and was just sent home.

    #28934 Reply

    Johnnie
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    Johnnie+Jan 21 2006, 02:37 PM–>(Johnnie @ Jan 21 2006, 02:37 PM)
    The BBC have no pictures of the Whale being lifted on to the barge.

    … and to be fair to N24 – Sky have no live pictures of the Whale being escorted through East London.

    #28935 Reply

    Moxey
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    Boring blanket coverage

    When will Sky News learn

    You do not have to show hour after hour after hour of the one news item

    Its just so bloody boring

    #28936 Reply

    philg
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    Lots of presenters and reporters around London today.
    Jonathan Samuels: In Central London for most of the day, now in Tilbury near the Estuary.
    Victoria Bryning: On package from Central London
    Alex Rossi: On package from Central London
    Kay Burley: Was in Central London, now in Canvey Island
    Steve Dixon: On the phone from East London.
    Ursula Errington: On the phone from Putney Bridge, broke news of a dead porpoise.
    Martin Stanford: Live solo from 10-5, joined now by Juliette Foster.

    The Skycopter has been above proceedings all day, with only refuelling breaks.

    #28937 Reply

    lakewood
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    Cant believe the amount of resources invested in the whale coverage – even bringing Her Royal Queeness Burley out on her weekend off. And I wonder just how much noise the helicopter produced hovering the whole time and wonder how much it added to the whales’ distress. Are we going to get wall to wall coverage for a week if the whale dies?? or maybe live pictures from the autopsy – exclusive to Sky News ?

    #28938 Reply

    rob237
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    lakewood+Jan 21 2006, 05:51 PM–>(lakewood @ Jan 21 2006, 05:51 PM)
    Cant believe the amount of resources invested in the whale coverage – even bringing Her Royal Queeness Burley out on her weekend off…….

    Had this whale turned up in any other City than London it would have been about item 23 on the ‘national’ news.
    As ever, any event within the M25 stockade automatically triggers instant over-reaction together with peurile and inaccurate assumption masquerading as ‘reporting’.

    Cheers
    Robt P.

    #28939 Reply

    newvillefan
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    Lots of presenters and reporters around London today.
    Jonathan Samuels: In Central London for most of the day, now in Tilbury near the Estuary.
    Victoria Bryning: On package from Central London
    Alex Rossi: On package from Central London
    Kay Burley: Was in Central London, now in Canvey Island
    Steve Dixon: On the phone from East London.
    Ursula Errington: On the phone from Putney Bridge, broke news of a dead porpoise.
    Martin Stanford: Live solo from 10-5, joined now by Juliette Foster.

    The Skycopter has been above proceedings all day, with only refuelling breaks.

    I think today’s coverage has been fantastic. It’s all everyone here has talked about and as usual, Sky News are right on the button. People here have been following this all day long and the only channel we’ve watched is Sky News. At each turn, they beat BBC News 24 to the latest updates. Kudos.

    The Skycopter was sufficiently far away as to cause no distress to the mammal at all, as they have repeated numerous times throughout the day.

    #28940 Reply

    rob237
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    newvillefan+Jan 21 2006, 07:11 PM–>(newvillefan @ Jan 21 2006, 07:11 PM)

    I think today’s coverage has been fantastic. It’s all everyone here has talked about and as usual, Sky News are right on the button. People here have been following this all day long and the only channel we’ve watched is Sky News.

    You poor sad soul….get real.

    Apparently just announced that the whale has died (along with the 1,200 kids world-wide who have starved to death whilst this ‘saga’ has been unfolding)

    An all time low, even by London media standards.

    Cheers
    Robt P.

    #28941 Reply

    newvillefan
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    Maybe you should take your argument up with whoever decided to pay for the dedicated 12 hours and hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of uninterrupted outside broadcast footage, not me. I’m a mere viewer who thought they did a good job.

    #28942 Reply

    alfie
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    yep!the whale has died.the sun covered the story on its front page with its usual gutter style reportage.and yet i feel more pity for the poor inocent creature than i do for any human victim of greed.

    #28943 Reply

    newvillefan
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    :ph34r:

    #28944 Reply

    Musey
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    awww come on, it’s one of the most inique stories of recent years and everybody was talking about it. and it’s the main thing everybody wants to see! it’s like if there was an elephant roaming around in birmingham or something. it’s a unique situation and people want to see it.

    and it was covered well. a slight tongue in cheek element added to the quality of the coverage i thought.

    #28945 Reply

    Lee Smith
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    alfie+Jan 21 2006, 08:09 PM–>(alfie @ Jan 21 2006, 08:09 PM)
    yep!the whale has died.the sun covered the story on its front page with its usual gutter style reportage.and yet i feel more pity for the poor inocent creature than i do for any human victim of greed.

    Any chance of you learning how to write a sentence correctly?

    As for the Whale, poor mite, usual saga, leaving it till last minute and the Mammal dies.

    I think it was probably killed by the amount of pollution at sea and in the Thames.

    #28946 Reply

    alfie
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    Lee Smith+Jan 23 2006, 02:06 PM–>(Lee Smith @ Jan 23 2006, 02:06 PM)

    alfie+Jan 21 2006, 08:09 PM–>(alfie @ Jan 21 2006, 08:09 PM)
    yep!the whale has died.the sun covered the story on its front page with its usual gutter style reportage.and yet i feel more pity for the poor inocent creature than i do for any human victim of greed.

    Any chance of you learning how to write a sentence correctly?

    As for the Whale, poor mite, usual saga, leaving it till last minute and the Mammal dies.

    I think it was probably killed by the amount of pollution at sea and in the Thames.

    Any chance of you learning how to write a sentence correctly?
    nope!not if i dont need too,i can get my point across without any ladida thank you kindly mr smith.

    #28947 Reply

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    So the whale was first spotted down the Thames on Thursday afternoon? Then, 48 hours later the process of repairing the damage is underway… but what damage?

    Firstly in that time we could have flown an expert in from New Zealand, flown him back there again and yet again to England. Our experts were nearer home in Norway, Canada etc, but not called upon! The sheer unavoidable fact is that unnecessary delay cost this whale her life! (BTW I note it took a further day to establish the gender…. it beggars belief!). Where were our experts? On the golf course?

    So, in an unimpressive attempt at covering their own butts over the negligent delay, they claim that their decision NOT to capture the whale in deep water was (of course) proven right! Really? Was it? So taking a 3-ton whale out of the water, its natural medium, was correct?

    Well…. my 18yo son, replete with biology A level, called it right, “If they take it out it will be crushed by its own bodyweight and suffocate!” And therefore die of convulsions? As indeed it did! Bit of a basic for a vet, isn’t it?

    No doubt the autopsy report will be another cover-up! Instead, there really should be a major malpractice investigation here.

    When first spotted the whale could have been barriered off with quick deployment of a pontooned boat screen to prevent access to the narrower, shallower Thames. Then 2 or 4 boats, depending on the mammal’s size, would trawl a net to capture and move the whale back out into the estuary. This is how whaling fleets would return a whale to its waters when considered too young to kill! I know; I’ve seen it on Discovery! The nets could be closed if examination were considered necessary and, if injured, the creature could have been redirected to one of the many still-existing docks on the outer Thames for “repairs”.

    How sad then that a disorientated whale stood more chance of survival under a whaling fleet than under our misrepresentative experts!

    And to think this country is hoping to co-ordinate the Olympic Games in 2 years!

    :angry:

    #28948 Reply

    Forum Member
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    OK the Olympics is in 4 years, my error. But they’d better start in 2, right?

    #28949 Reply

    Forum Member
    Participant

    Those guys knew what they were doing – they’ve done lots of rescues and I’m sure compare notes. Deep ocean whale in the Thames spells disaster.

    #28950 Reply

    rob237
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    Lee Smith+Jan 23 2006, 02:06 PM–>(Lee Smith @ Jan 23 2006, 02:06 PM)

    alfie+Jan 21 2006, 08:09 PM–>(alfie @ Jan 21 2006, 08:09 PM)
    yep!the whale has died.the sun covered the story on its front page with its usual gutter style reportage.and yet i feel more pity for the poor inocent creature than i do for any human victim of greed.

    Any chance of you learning how to write a sentence correctly?

    As for the Whale, poor mite, usual saga, leaving it till last minute and the Mammal dies.

    I think it was probably killed by the amount of pollution at sea and in the Thames.

    Often dangerous to be critical of the grammatical skills shown by other posters.

    Particularly when the critic has severe limitations themselves, as is amply demonstrated by the composition of your second and third lines.

    Cheers
    Robt P.

    #28951 Reply

    rob237
    Participant

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/humber/4681046.stm

    Sky News mass coverage conspicuous by it’s absence….

    At least the animal was spared ranks of drooling Cockney’s during it’s death throes.

    Cheers
    Robt P.

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