Friday, August 20, 2010

Media sensitivity

Sonia shouldn't have to think about Lockerbie today. Her father died in the attack just under 22 years ago although the pain is still there time has healed the wounds. She shouldn't have to think about it today in particular as tomorrow she's getting married. It should be one of the happiest days of her life.

But it's the anniversary of the release of the bomber so we've sent a camera crew around and someone to make her relive all those painful memories and get her opinions on these events all for you to watch.

Seriously though that first sentence is pretty much how the BBC Breakfast report started. I mean did the family themselves contact the media with an eye to stating their piece, or did some office-person get a list and just ring around until they found someone willing to talk about it? It was just that first sentence that had me shouting "Well don't remind her about it then" wow.