Media Control

To ensure the media does not abuse their position in reporting the news, instead of creating it.

Journalism is a word long forgotten, and the use of it has become extremely poor, especially through the latest pandemic.

Recently, the BBC abused the latest lock down by introducing Michael Ball and Capt Tom face to face. This was not required and had been done by camera previously. A total abuse of reporting, that wasn't necessary.

Headliners do not portray an accurate report of stories published. More control is needed to ensure those headlines are not dramatised, and reflect a balanced report of events.

Why the contribution is important

To ensure accountability of the media and responsability, in determining where they get their facts.

Too often, reports from media, whether BBC/ITV or Newspapers, speculate. This isn't reporting facts nor does it come under investigative reporting. It draws conclusions it never has to answer for, nor does it highlight the errors it makes when doing so at a later date.

It creates concern, stress and anxiety, amongst a public whom have yet to be given any direction on how this situation can be solved. I've no doubt in my mind it has cost lives, needlessly.

It should not be allowed to speculate, unless someone being interviewed does that themselves, and can therefore be held accountable.

by HanSolo on May 06, 2020 at 08:59AM

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  • Posted by JUMAL66 May 06, 2020 at 09:24

    I think you are absolutely right that the media creates its own version of events.
    As we all know this has happened for decades.

    I’m not sure what could be done to control this but certainly when reporting on a pandemic, it is crucial for the public to be given a true reflection of circumstances.
  • Posted by lcraik May 06, 2020 at 10:47

    Media control is a very bad thing to start
  • Posted by Chicken May 06, 2020 at 10:59

    Agree. The media have been counterproductive at best. Sarah Smith last night reported spread is faster in Scotland - where/how she got this info is unclear. I'd prefer she reported on the outrageous disembarking of ferries and airplanes. I'd rather she got journalistic about revealing the identities of those protesters of lockdown in Aberdeen. Or how 57 resident of a carehome in Skye have become infected - instead of just stating the spread is faster in Scotland.
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