Friday, 31 January 2014

Phone Hacking Sienna Miller

Those sooner those journalistic animals are brought to book the better.  The News of the World court case continues to rumble on.  Oh how I love to see the defendants in the dock getting a taste of their own medicine as they run the gauntlet of the Photographers.  However, that's not the main reason for this post it's the fact that the Media continues to report on personal details of Sienna Miller and Daniel Craig.  Who cares if one texted the other in a personal way. What right had the dependents to hack into their phones and publish stories with impunity?  The Media continues to report the personal details to the trial under the heading of Public Interest". Should that read " In the interest of making profits  at the expense of others".Surely this is just as bad as the work News  of the World scum were doing?
The media again sees itself above the law unfortunelty it's not against the law YET.  Come on Levison

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Bonuses and business

To me a bonus is something given for exceptional service.  I have no objection to big bonuses as long as someone has earned it and does not get it just because everyone else is or it's written into a contract in place of a flat salary or as an excuse that this is the only way we can get the "right" people for the job.  I've just listened to the news where a reporter on "You and Yours" was pressing a boss of British Rail as to whether he was going to accept his bonus when there had been a number of accidents at level crossings.  Assuming there was no negligence on behalf of British Rail in maintaining the crossing, which there was no suggestion that there was, why should the boss be blaimed because people cannot use level crossing safely.  Plenty of warnings, flashing lights etc and yet people still choose to ignore them.  Blaim the users and stop trying to create mischief and trying to get people doing their jobs to give up what they may deserve if the criteria explained at the beginning has been fulfilled.  I'm sure I'll have something to add about Bankers but leave that for another day.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Comment on news and media as I see it

I'm so fed up with listening to the media forcing their opinions on us all and twisting the real news that I felt I had to intervene and try and put the other side of the story.  I don't expect the media to be interested since they are the target for my comments and in some cases rants.
The news media was created way back in the mists of the time and their role was to deliver the news.  No longer is that the focus the media is there to sell something and in most cases it's opinion and not news.  Radio 4 "Today" programme is one of the worst perpetrators of this with people like Robert Peston and Nick Robinson passing comment as Fact.  Many listeners and viewers treat their comments as fact and not opinion.  What right have they to have more of a public opinion than the rest of us.  Ok we need opinion to help us make up our own minds but not under the banner of news and in particular BBCNews which is meant to be impartial.
Well that's a start and most of the comments here will be short.  Whether anybody else reads them and comments remains to be seen.  
At least it makes me feel better.