Heathrow Security Exclusive

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martinAnderson
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Post by martinAnderson » Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:34 am

I just thought I would say I am very impressed with how Sky News are handeling their report...

Mr Byrne
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Post by Mr Byrne » Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:36 am

And its a real good report. Its an eye opener but it adds to my worries when travelling by plane.

sir drinks alot
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Post by sir drinks alot » Sat Dec 04, 2004 5:00 pm

all around good reporting from sky

Steven
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Post by Steven » Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:24 pm

Hmmm, but is it really news? Is it worthy of the top story each hour? Can Sky really justify using 2 reporters for the packages and 8-or-so minutes each hour for the story?

Liam
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Post by Liam » Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:15 am

Heathrow is a joke!My sister has a senior position with BA,ive been in her office a no. of times and had access to things i shouldnt.She is a key holder and a no. of staff seem to know her whereabouts,address.mobile no. etc

question - what's to stop a committed terrorist/armed robber perpetrating a kidnap of an insider such as her and basically having free rein?Or a family member like me for that matter?

edofis
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Post by edofis » Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:02 pm

By the sounds of it a commited terrorist wouden't need to perpetrate a kidnap, it's open house to anyone.

It was good bit of investigtive reporting. Didn't Sky smuggle knives onto a plane at heathrow sometime ago as well.

You would have thought that after all the holes that have been exposed at Heathrow they would have tightened up their security.

Probably put it on top of the hour for 8mins cos they were proud of their handiwork

Steven
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Post by Steven » Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:31 am

edofis+Dec 4 2004, 08:18 PM(edofis @ Dec 4 2004, 08:18 PM)

By the sounds of it a commited terrorist wouden't need to perpetrate a kidnap, it's open house to anyone.

It was good bit of investigtive reporting. Didn't Sky smuggle knives onto a plane at heathrow sometime ago as well.

You would have thought that after all the holes that have been exposed at Heathrow they would have tightened up their security.

Probably put it on top of the hour for 8mins cos they were proud of their handiwork






It was an easyjet flight out of Switzerland, I believe.



No doubt they were proud of their handy-work. But it is not a news item!

edofis
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Post by edofis » Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:42 am

I couden't remember which flight and airport it was. I stand corrected.

I do agree with you that it's not a news item, it was good reporting but it's not what i would call real news.

Ed

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Post by Skybaby » Mon Dec 06, 2004 2:13 pm

edofis+Dec 5 2004, 06:03 PM(edofis @ Dec 5 2004, 06:03 PM)

...it was good reporting but it's not what i would call real news.






As they say, if there's no news, make some up...

SkyFanIreland
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Post by SkyFanIreland » Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:24 pm

Of course it is real news!



We would be the very ones to criticise them for rolling out packages that originated from a press release or whatever.



Here they have gone and carried out a great piece of investigative reporting and exposed a massive loophole in Britian's (and indeed the world's when you consider where planes were going) security against terrorism.



A great piece of news-making by SKY and well done to them.



Also I think we can expect a few more such investigative pieces - they chose not to identify the reporter who is working on other investigations at present.

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