Saddam's Trial

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philg
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Post by philg » Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:21 pm

First pictures came through with Mark and Kay in the afternoon. We had Tim Marshall in the studio for a long time this afternoon giving his analysis, and a variety of guests on the line and in Westminster.



They crossed live to a Fox Correspondant in Baghdad, but where is David Chater??? He is in Iraq, but I haven't sene him be used yet.

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Post by eagleeye » Thu Jul 01, 2004 4:06 pm

Just about to post the same sentiments on the DC forum...I think Sky have really lost out on this one to eg CNN Intl. This evening they put Marshall "behind" the Sky wall to look like he's somewhere else for pete's sake. (who was pete and why's it for his sake btw...I digress).

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Post by philg » Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:15 am

This evening they put Marshall "behind" the Sky wall to look like he's somewhere else.






I missed that, where was he standing? Behind the newswall eg in front of it? Or in the newsroom?

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Post by eagleeye » Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:10 am

I don't know where he was. Maybe in the newsroom/gents/who knows! He appeared as if they were talking to him from eg Baghdad, his image on the newswall but not physically in the studio. Whichever bright spark made that decision...oops.

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Post by eagleeye » Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:31 pm

Is anyone else being jinxed by the forums right now ? sorry, I know wrong place to ask but I can't send p.m to Johnnie or edit a post - goes to page not found, check your browser etc.

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Post by DVEous » Fri Jul 02, 2004 4:49 pm

Just about to post the same sentiments on the DC forum...I think Sky have really lost out on this one to eg CNN Intl. This evening they put Marshall "behind" the Sky wall to look like he's somewhere else for pete's sake. (who was pete and why's it for his sake btw...I digress).






CNN were the first people given the edited footage by the US military, so beating them was an impossibility. That was the intention for the start, CBS then transmitted them by satellite at which point everyone else could grab it.

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Post by eagleeye » Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:10 pm

I didn't mean the speed of getting it out on air. As soon as I heard a "western" TV crew I thought either CBS or Fox (thought Fox were Bush's favourite station? Bummer this time). I meant the way the story was reported.

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Post by iti114 » Wed Jul 07, 2004 7:28 am

They crossed live to a Fox Correspondant in Baghdad, but where is David Chater??? He is in Iraq, but I haven't sene him be used yet.






Hiding in his hotel room?

Actually, I think he was down in the Basra area last week.

And yes, putting Tim Marshall on the newswall from elsewhere in the studio was pretty rubbish.

Soham-style Saddam trial reconstructions, anyone? JT stars as Saddam?

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Post by four pints » Wed Jul 07, 2004 11:09 am

I think they really should not have had taht body language specialist in for so long, he kept repeating himself and Tim Marshall just kept butting in to say the same thing - very dull

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Post by iti114 » Wed Jul 07, 2004 11:11 am

I thought it was ridiculous how they seemed to be reporting to start with how they thought he would probably look and not how he actually did. They were saying how he looked cowed and frightened, but then they had to change their story when they got the actual footage.

Body language specialists are always rubbish. They shouldn't be consulted on anything.

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